"2) Hall of Martial Valor" Forbidden City - The Palace Museum Tip by cal6060

  Gate of Martial Valor, The Forbidden City
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  • Gate of Martial Valor, The Forbidden City - Beijing
      Gate of Martial Valor, The Forbidden City
    by cal6060
  • Gate of Martial Valor, The Forbidden City - Beijing
      Gate of Martial Valor, The Forbidden City
    by cal6060
  • Hall of Martial Valor, The Forbidden City - Beijing
      Hall of Martial Valor, The Forbidden City
    by cal6060
  • Hall of Martial Valor, The Forbidden City - Beijing
      Hall of Martial Valor, The Forbidden City
    by cal6060
  • Hall of Martial Valor, The Forbidden City - Beijing
      Hall of Martial Valor, The Forbidden City
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The Hall of Martial Valor is located west of the Gate of Supreme Harmony. It was my second stop before I visited the Gate of Supreme Harmony. The beauty about this hall is the river flow from the Golden River Bridges in front of the Gate of Supreme Harmony pass through this hall. So, there are bridges in front of the Hall of Martial Valor. The back of the Hall of Martial Valor is the Hall of Respect and Thinking (Jinsidian).

In the early Ming dynasty, this was the place where the emperors lived and worked. Later, it moved to the Hall of Literary Glory, east side of the Gate of Supreme Harmony. At the end of Ming dynasty, Li Zicheng, the peasant rebel leader, set up his regime here when Beijing was under attacked. Then, during Qing Army's control, Duoergun, a regent, was working here as his office, and small scale ceremonies and religion rituals were held here.

NEXT: Gate of Supreme Harmony (Taihe Gate)

In Chinese: 武英殿 (Wu Ying Dian)

Address: North of Tiananmen Square
Directions: Outer Court, east of Gate of Supreme Harmony, Forbidden City.
Phone: 010-85007422, 85007421
Website: http://www.dpm.org.cn/

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