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“The throne room (well one of them anyways)”

Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohedian)
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Ranked #158 of 1,626 things to do in Beijing
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Owner description: Nine marble dragons lord over the staircase at the rear of this hall, formerly the site of municipal exams.
Reviewed 30 October 2017

One of the main things to know about visiting the Forbidden City is that it's really straightforward and you can't miss much - there is really only one way through and you'd really have to go off course and ignore all instruction to miss this hall as it is enormous.

Outside there are a few windows open but at the main point there is a barrier and loads of people trying to take photos. If that is your thing dive in, no one will mind, if it is not your thing notice the many cool paintings, the impressive ceiling and columns. Also around the edge of the hall are many great statues and items from the imperial court.

Thank Adam W
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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 Ming Emperors would usually change into their ritual garments in this hall prior to the ceremonial installation of an empress or crown prince. During the Qin dynasty, it was used for imperial banquets, such as an imperial wedding.

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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 held in this hall every three years.

Thank nellielim
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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
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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
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