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Taihe Dian

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  • Day24

    Beijing

    April 24, 2018 in China ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    I don‘t think i have ever seen soooo many people in one place. The Forbidden City was so crowded i had to leave after 2h🙈
    From what i remeber when we were in Beijing in 2004 is that there were far less people🤷‍♂️ maybe because it was winter❄️
    But its still a very amazing thing to see!!

  • Day16

    Die verbotene Stadt

    August 24, 2016 in China ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Vom Platz des himmlischen Friedens aus wandern wir in die verbotene Stadt. Dies ist der ehemalige Kaiserpalast. Er heißt verbotene Stadt, weil er für die Öffentlichkeit gesperrt war. Lediglich der Kaiser, seine Eunuchen und Konkubinen hatten Zugang.

    Insgesamt ist der Palast etwa 600 Jahre alt. Die Besucherzahl für die Verbotene Stadt ist auf täglich 100 000 Menschen begrenzt. Daher wurde unser Eintrittsticket bereits vor über einem Monat bestellt. Etwa 20€ pro Person kostet ein Besuch pro Person .

    Der Palast ist in verschiedene Außenhöfe und Innenhöfe aufgeteilt. Je weiter nach innen man kommt, desto dekorierter sind die Hallen. Die Außenhöfe dienten eher der Repräsentation, nach innen hin schließen sich Wohnhallen an. In der Hauptachse befinden sich die ehemaligen Gebäude des Kaisers und seiner Gemahlin. Am Rand der Höfe die Gebäude für die Konkubinen. Die Gebäude sind in den Farben Rot und Gold gestaltet, da Rot die Farbe des Drachen ist und Gelb Reichtum und Macht symbolisiert. Alle Gebäude wurden aus Holz errichtet und mit glasierten Kacheln gedeckt. Marmorpodeste stellen den Untergrund dar, so dass ein ständiges Auf und Ab aus Treppen entsteht.

    Im Garten der verbotenen Stadt stehen, wie schon gestern im Park um den Himmelstempel sehr viele Zypressen. Sie sind in China ebenso wie die Schildkröte ein Symbol für Langlebigkeit.
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  • Day5

    Summer Palace (cont'd)

    June 14, 2017 in China ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    More photos of the Summer Palace. It is curious to me as to how the Chinese Government justify the maintenance of the palace. Is it because the palace is a world heritage listed site or because it is a reminder of the previous privileged class structure before the communist regime took over or just because it represents a significant part of Chinese history.
    It is an amazing expanse of palaces and servants quarters.
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  • Day5

    Approaching the Palace

    September 27, 2018 in China ⋅ 18 °C

    I'm on the path leading up to the palace in the Forbidden City. Right now, I feel like I'm stepping back into history. I how many emperors of ancient China walked this same path that I am on now? The idea that I am actually here is still so amazing to me!

  • Day5

    Little Details

    September 27, 2018 in China ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C

    I feel like I'm the only one who's noticing all of the little details like this dragon head carving. I can't believe that everyone is just walking on by without seeing these things. As for me, I'm determined to take in everything here!

  • Day5

    A Great View

    September 27, 2018 in China ⋅ 18 °C

    I'm glad that there are places here to climb up and get an elevated view. Sometimes a different perspective can change the whole look of a place. I'm glad that I can get so many different sorts of perspectives here.

  • Day5

    Approaching the Palace

    September 27, 2018 in China ⋅ 18 °C

    It's such an amazing feeling to be walking in such a historical place! I wonder how many of the other people in our tour group are feeling the same way I am? A lot of them look sort of interested but not really in awe, like I am. I think that it's very sad that they can't really appreciate the wonder of the Forbidden City.Read more

  • Day5

    May I Enter?

    September 27, 2018 in China ⋅ 18 °C

    We're approaching the Imperial Palace now. I'd love to go inside and take a look around but I'm not sure if that's allowed. Even if I can't actually enter the palace, I'm still feeling very happy, and lucky, just to be here.

  • Day5

    A Peek Inside

    September 27, 2018 in China ⋅ 18 °C

    People aren't allowed inside the Imperial Palace, which doesn't surprise me at all. Actually, I'd be shocked if they were letting people wander around in there. The doors were open, giving everyone a look inside the palace. I was happy with that. It's even more than I had expected because I thought that everything was going to be behind glass.Read more

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Taihe Dian, 太和殿

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