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Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohedian)

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Address: Inside The Palace of Museum, Beijing, China
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Nine marble dragons lord over the staircase at the rear of this hall,...

Nine marble dragons lord over the staircase at the rear of this hall, formerly the site of municipal exams.

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Hall in outer court

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... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Part of the Forbidden City, in this hall the emperor would change his clothes and perform other ceremonies.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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.

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Tinsukia, India
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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
Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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

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London, United Kingdom
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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.

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Budapest, Hungary
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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.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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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 within the Palace complex.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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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.

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Reviewed 22 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 able to explain lots without one having always to read a book.

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El Paso, Texas
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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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