"25) Hall of Justice" Forbidden City - The Palace Museum Tip by cal6060

  Hall of Justice, Forbidden City
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  • Hall of Justice, Forbidden City - Beijing
      Hall of Justice, Forbidden City
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  • Hall of Justice, Forbidden City - Beijing
      Hall of Justice, Forbidden City
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Hall of Justice is just next to Hall of Quintessence. It was the palace for imperial concubines during Qing Dynasty. It was also a library on the north side of the hall. Emperors used to come here to read and write poetry.

The signboard was written as :

" Constructed in 1420 during the Ming dynasty, this hall was originally named Chang Yang Gong (Hall of Eternal Justice) and was later renovated in 1686. This hall has two courtyards. The rear hall was the imperial studio. In the Ming Dynasty, it was used by imperial concubines and in the Qing Dynasty it served as a library. In this building's Xue Shi Tang (Hall of Studying Poetry), Emperor Qianlong once preserved the Mao Edition of the Book of Songs, written by Emperor Gaozong of the Song Dynasty and Paintings for the Book of Songs, by Ma Hexhi. Location in the northeast part of the six palaces, the location of this hall corresponds with the northeast symbol "gen" in the Eight Diagrams of The Book of Changes. The words "Jing Yang" mean venerating justice.

NEXT: Nine-Dragon Screen

In Chinese: 景阳宫 (Jing Yang Gong)

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

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  • Updated Aug 2, 2012
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