Palace of Heavenly Purity – a palace in the Forbidden City

Impressively laid out on a single layer white marble platform and one of the age-old palaces in the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Palace of Heavenly Purity is quite an intriguing sight that draws large crowds to its premises the entire year. Built in 1420 the premises can be easily explored by residing at any of the luxury executive apartments Beijing has to offer. Ascott Raffles City Beijing with its many serviced apartments in Beijing would come across as a suitable means of accommodation.

Qianqing Palace as it is also called by was one of the three halls that formed the Inner Court and was also the audience hall of the emperor during the period of the Qing Dynasty. The area also functioned as the sleeping quarters of the emperors within the premises of the Forbidden City. Those touring the area will come across a platform at the centre of the palace on which a throne and desk stand. It is believed that this place was where the emperor attested documents and wrote down notes when in council with his ministers. Visitors will be able to learn of its significance and role played in the daily routines of the emperors of the past. During the Qing Dynasty it was customary to place the coffin of the late emperor for the purpose of carrying out memorial ceremonies. Explore this cultural landmark in the Chinese capital that will take you back to the days where emperors ruled and kingdoms flourished.

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