Hall of Supreme Harmony Profile at Forbidden City in Beijing, China - Encircle Photos

10 Hall of Supreme Harmony Profile at Forbidden City in Beijing, China

The Hall of Supreme Harmony was used to host lavish ceremonies such as weddings and enthronements. In the Ming dynasty, this is also where the emperor held court. The vermillion façade consists of eleven bays with diamond-shaped lattice windows. It is supported by 72 pillars and on the floor are 4,718 tiles. Inside is a sandalwood throne used during the Qing dynasty. It is called the Dragon Throne because the mythical beast was considered the symbol of the emperor’s imperial and omnipotent power. Surrounding the throne are more dragon images – including on the caisson ceiling – showcased among six pillars covered by gilded lacquer. Taihe dian is sometimes referred to as the Hall of Gold Throne.

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Meridian Gate, Dongcheng Qu, Donghuamen Rd, Beijing Shi, China, 100006

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