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Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohedian)

Inside The Palace of Museum, Beijing, China
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Nine marble dragons lord over the staircase at the rear of this hall, formerly the site of municipal exams.
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1 Jun 2017
“The Last of the Three Great Halls”
30 Mar 2017
“Hall in outer court”
Inside The Palace of Museum, Beijing, China
+86 10 8500 7421
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

This was the last hall of the Three Great Halls of the Outer Court on the central axis of the Forbidden City. We went through 后左門 (Back Left Gate) to go in and out to see the hall. It was interesting to know that the...More

1  Thank RayParks
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The last of the three main halls in the outer court, this was where the Emperor rested and changed his clothes before departing for important rites like selecting the Empress or Crown Prince. Later on during the Qing Dynasty, the Imperial Palace Exams were also...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 22 July 2016

By now i was disinterested in seeing same looking structures over and over again, that too from the outside while fighting the hoards of other tourist. Instead its better to enjoy the marble courtyard on the left hand side of the Hall.

Thank Mayank A
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Must see in Beijing Very nice place a little bit too much people but I was very happy too see this place

Thank iwona p
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Built slightly differently than its surrounding Halls, the Hall of Preserving Harmony has no support pillars. It's right on the N-S axis, so you can't miss it. Jostle with the crowds to look inside and see the impressive throne.

Thank FiShep
Reviewed 9 May 2015

After visiting the Hall of Great Harmony, this Hall follows on the tour from the south to north. Its inside is quite interesting and well kept.

Thank BPwayfarer
Reviewed 5 May 2015

To see inside this Hall it is necessary to elbow your way to the front of the crowds of Chinese tourists who are also trying to look through the doors and to the throne. The building itself is little different to all the other structures...More

Thank mjc404
Reviewed 5 March 2014

The most impressive thing (or should I say - only impressive thing) on this hall is the golden dragon throne. Despite what it says, I am not 100% sure this is the real thing, but rather a good replica. Still, worth a 2-minute glimpse.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

When walking thru the Forbidden city doing the quick route from South to North you can't miss it, it's the third building. Needless to say the first two are more impressive. The audio tour we took from the front gate was quite good, it was...More

Thank Clodruss
Reviewed 22 September 2013

The golden dragon throne is preserved very well in Hall of Preserving Harmony. You can feel the majesty of the emperor in Qing Dynasty.

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