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Palace of Earthly Tranquility

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Address: Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Escorted tour of China - first leg 4 days in Beijing

Such a unique and beautiful place you have to visit it in person to appreciate its uniqueness . Chinese architecture at its best, a well preserved part of Chinese imperial history.

Reviewed 25 August 2016
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 831 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Located within the inner court of the Forbidden City, this was where the Empress lived during the Ming Dynasty. However, during the Qing Dynasty, this was the nuptial chamber of the Emperor and Empress and the alter for worshipping Shamanism. This is the only example of Manchurian architecture in the Forbidden City.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,088 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is just another palace in the Forbidden city. While it somehow pales in comparison to the other big palaces, it's still worth a 10-minute visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Such a unique and beautiful place you have to visit it in person to appreciate its uniqueness . Chinese architecture at its best, a well preserved part of Chinese imperial history.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The Palace of Compassion and Tranquility: Where Women Reign In the Forbidden City there was a place created especially for women. Indeed, when a king died, this was the place where his spouse and lovers went to live. Jiajing, Ming Dynasty built the Palace in the 15th century. Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang, a famous woman politician, dwelled here. Folk tales said... More 

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Donegal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Again this is inside the palace museum or forbidden city as U.S. Foreigners call it! Each palace is similar but not the same. The stories are beautiful, the architecture and detail in painting are magnificent!

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Fukaya, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Beautiful palace, the colour and decor of the ceiling reminds me that of Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. Very beautiful so I took some pictures here. You can not enter inside the palace, but worth seeing.

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