"The Forbidden City - Hall of Supreme Harmony" Forbidden City - The Palace Museum Tip by K.Knight

  Emperor's Throne
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      Emperor's Throne
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  • Emperors bed chamber. - Beijing
      Emperors bed chamber.
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The Hall of Supreme Harmony was used for special occasions such as ?inauguration of the emperor.?
The hall has a spectacular Throne that sits atop a pedestal in the centre of the room. Off to one side is the "bed chamber" where it is said that every room had 3 beds so that the emperor could place a pair of shoes under each bed. This way any attempt on the emperor?s life would hopefully be thwarted as nobody knew which bed he slept in.

The tiles that are used on the floor were a special design that took 3 years to manufacture. Over the centuries the ?recipe? and methodology for their manufacture has been lost.

Address: North of Tiananmen Square
Directions: In the Center of Beijing
Phone: 010-85007422, 85007421
Website: http://www.dpm.org.cn/

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  • Updated Sep 12, 2008
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