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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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Inside The Palace of Museum, Beijing, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the last and second largest of the three halls on the raised marble platform in the Forbidden City. It has had a few different uses since it's creation depending on which dynasty was ruling at the time. It is not as elaborate as...More

Thank silverbrook
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

One of the 3 main halls of the outer court, it has one of the thrones inside and outside is a variety of interesting artifacts such as a large sundial, huge brass water urns used for fire fighting and giant brass turtles with dragon heads....More

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Reviewed November 18, 2017

Second-largest of the three halls within the Outer Courtyard (originally used for public functions) of the Forbidden City, the Hall of Preserved Harmony was where the emperor got changed prior to official engagements at the Hall of Supreme Harmony during the Ming Dynasty. The role...More

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Reviewed October 30, 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...More

Thank Adam W
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Reviewed June 1, 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

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Reviewed March 30, 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

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Reviewed July 22, 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.

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Reviewed November 15, 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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Reviewed August 8, 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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Reviewed May 9, 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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