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1 Imperial Palace The Forbidden City In Beijing, China Its called the Forbidden City because it was forbidden for commoner to enter upon pain of death. It was started in the Mongol Yaun Dynasty and was built new by the Ming Dynasty

2 Map of Imperial Palace A. Meridian Gate B. Gate of Divine Might C. West Glorious Gate D. East Glorious Gate E. Corner towers F. Gate of Supreme Harmony G. Hall of Supreme HarmonyMeridian GateGate of Divine MightGate of Supreme HarmonyHall of Supreme Harmony H. Hall of Military Eminence J. Hall of Literary Glory K. Southern Three Places L. Palace of Heavenly Purity M. Imperial garden N. Hall of Mental Cultivation O. Palace of Tranquil LongevityPalace of Heavenly PurityHall of Mental Cultivation.

3 Meridian Gate Meridian Gate is the southern and largest gate. Also the main entrance to the Forbidden City. Originally the center arch was reserved for the Emperor alone. The one exception was that the princess may enter once on her wedding day.

4 Gate of Devine Might Gate of Divine Might. Originally named the Black Tortoise Gate. This is the northern gate.

5 West Glorious Gate

6 East Glorious Gate

7 Corner Tower

8 Gate of Supreme Harmony Gate of Supreme Harmony is the second major gate at the southern end of the Imperial Palace.

9 Hall of Supreme Harmony Hall of Supreme Harmony is the largest hall in the Imperial Palace. It is built on top of three levels of marble base. It is one of the largest wooden structure of China.

10 The hall of Military Eminence was used for books during the Xing Dynasty until it burnt down in It was rebuilt that same year.

11 The Hall of Literary Glory is currently being used as the pottery section of the Palace Museum.

12 The Palace of Heavenly Purity was the residence of the emperor during the Ming Dynasty.

13 The Imperial Garden was used by the Imperial family to sip tea, play chest, or generally relax.

14 Hall of Mental Cultivation is where the Emperors have resided since the 1700s.

15 Palace of Tranquil Longevity


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