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Palace of Heavenly Purity

Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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5-Hour Small Group Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Antiquarium
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Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As with all parts of the Forbidden City, this is yet another imposing structure with beautiful design that is well worth visiting. Yes, there will be crowds, but you will still be able to find a quiet corner to stop and appreciate what you are...More

Thank Randall K
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

The largest of the halls situated within the Inner Court of the Forbidden City, this hall had a sort of hybrid role during the Qing dynasty. It could serve as a location where rituals were required, a role usually reserved for the massive halls of...More

Thank ianwyj
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

There was a tablet above the throne with four Chinese characters 正大光明. It may be loosely transliterated as “let the righteous shine,” meaning “to be decent, honest and magnanimous," or "to have no secret or do a shameless deed.” But the Qing dynasty emperors who...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is inside the inner court of the Forbidden City and is the sleeping quarters of the Emperor. A smaller version of the Hall of Supreme Harmony but it is the largest palace in the inner court.

Thank nellielim
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Last of the Big Halls among the many similar looking halls in the Forbidden City. Pretty much the same stuff, we can't go inside, bare interiors, bad lighting. Have to fight with other tourist for the view. The hall served as the Emperor's residence and...More

Thank Mayank A
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Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

It's not everyday that you see places that were once inhabited by royalty. This palace has a special place in Beijing history. That's why you will have a hard time trying to see the place. It's the most crowded attraction in forbidden city. But I...More

Thank BhawaniPathania
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Reviewed 13 June 2015

Visited here in Dec 2008 first, then Sep 2011, Dec 2012 and 2013, this palace part of the Gu Gong was not too exciting unlike the ones with gift shops or Buddha statues. The exterior looks the same as any of the other tile shingled...More

Thank Laxiaozi08200912
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Reviewed 30 May 2015

It wasn't because of the huge crowds that made this attraction hard to see but the dinginess of the lighting. Access is not available presumably to preserve the room and can only be viewed from outside but it's dimly lit. Again, and only presumably, there...More

Thank gumsan
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Reviewed 9 May 2015

This is the last main hall in the Forbidden City while taking the south to north tour. Its inside is worth the time to peek inside. It is followed by the Imperial Garden.

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Reviewed 5 May 2015

As you trail through the Forbidden City you move from one gate to another, from one palace to another and to the non-Chinese person, these buildings are very much alike. this one is interesting, but not that different from all the others.

Thank mjc404
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