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This is the second gate you pass through when walking south to north through the Forbidden City. Be sure to look up at the detail in the painting as you are passing through. The gate is quite large and very imposing.
To be honest, there is so much to take in when you visit this area. This gate is beautiful, and certainly matches how imposing the whole design of all the structures are. Take your time to look around and also to look up as you...More
After you pass through Meridian Gate, the Gate of Supreme Harmony comes in to view just past the 5 marble bridges that cross the Inner Golden River. There are two smaller gates on either side. As you approach the main gate you will notice two...More
What attracted me most about this gate was the beautiful ceiling. Look up and check it out! This important gate leading into the Hall of Supreme Harmony is colorful with a lot of details. Spend a few minutes here before you step over to the...More
Located between the Meridian Gate (which runs continuously with the the outer wall of the Forbidden City) and the massive Hall of Supreme Harmony, this colourful Gate serves as a portal to the the main ceremonial halls of the palace's Outer Court. It's only worth...More
The Gate of Supreme Harmony is the main gate of the Outer Court and is one of the more grand gates leading to the different squares. It’s pretty impressive from a distance and the best shots are from the Golden water bridges over the stream...More
The whole Forbidden City complex is jaw droppingly beautiful and really has to be seen to be believed. The Gate of Great Harmony is absolutely majestic as befits it's surroundings. It is huge and ornate with a stunning roof and all sorts of carvings in...More