Turret of The Palace Museum, Beijing

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Admire the workmanship and history of Turret of The Palace Museum, the impressive corner towers of the ancient palace, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built along with the rest of the palace between 1406 and 1420, the towers display intricate ridged roofs, bold coloration, and an imposing scale. The best view of the turrets comes from the other side of the moat. This was the predominant view of the palace afforded to the majority of residents in the city, and as such the turrets have been the source of much mythologizing over the years. Arrange your visit to Turret of The Palace Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Beijing using our Beijing online trip maker .
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  • iStory: wiki when: late afternoon problems/aggression: RAS pollution: RAS comments: nice little spot!
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  • It was a breathtaking view seeing from the outside, the back entrance of the Palace Museum, good to capture some nice shots at this spot in the evening.  more »
  • The turrets of the Forbidden City are located at two corners of northeast and northwest of the Forbidden City. From the overall structure of the Palace Museum, belongs to an auxiliary building, play a role in embellishment. As a guard, it blends the functions of the wall, the tower, the towers and the fort, and the sight is wide open. 1976 Tangshan, Hebei Province, a major earthquake, Beijing many housing buildings damaged, it is said that a corner of the turret also has some collapse, in the rescue of the time found that the building of the turret is very distinctive, all rely on wooden structure, no use of any nails, it is still fresh memories and lamented the extraordinary accomplishments of the craftsmen.
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  • 在下雪的日子於景山公園眺望紫禁城,會有一種走入歷史的感覺
  • The Forbidden City is surrounded by 10-metre-high walls and 50-meter-wide moat. The four corners of the wall, each has a exquisite Kit Kat turret. Turret for the four-dimensional convex plane combination of the multi-corner building, the roof has three floors, the top is vertical and horizontal lap of the rest of the peak, from the top of the two slope of the mountain and four slopes of the Wu temple, because this roof has nine main roof, so called Nine Ridge Palace. The middle layer adopts the hook-and-lap approach, with the roof of the central Arch of the center of the rest of the mountain, like Starium. The lower eaves is a ring of Banpo top of the waist eaves, so that the two-storey 5 roof formed a composite of the whole. The collection of exquisite architectural structure and exquisite architecture art in one, fully demonstrates the ancient Chinese people's ingenuity and artistic creativity, is the masterpiece of ancient architecture in China. As a result of the various parts of the turret harmony, the beautiful eaves angle, shape exquisite chic, become the symbol of the Forbidden City, amazing, praise and admiration.
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  • It's a beautiful place to take a picture of.
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  • Once again with friends to visit the palace, each time must first go to take him to see the Palace of the corner, every corner of the floor will have such a sitting corner floor, looking very lonely, but every time it feels different, her profile, her shape, are very sexual, make people surprised.
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