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This Official Forbidden City Map gives a schematic overview of The Forbidden City area sitiuated within the Walls and Moat of the Former Imperial City. The Map includes to the North and Top of this Map: The Palace Museum ( Forbidden City ) within its walls, gates and surrounding moat , to the South and bottom of this Map: Gate of the Meridian (Wumen) or the main South Gate of the Palace Museum and Forbidden City Grounds.
The most Southern Gate depicted is Wu Men ( or the Gate of the Meridian ) that historically served as the Palaces' Main Gate and is now The Palace Museum Main and only Gate for visiting Guests.
The Gate of the Meridian stands some ways to the North of Tian An Men at TiananMen Square and the secondary Upright Gate (DuanMen) North of TiananMen. Visitors have to pass these Gates before reaching the Meridian Gate. The Northernmost Gate depicted is the Shenwu Men or North Gate of Divine Military Genius. In between these gates lie the various structures of the Palace proper. These are the Outer Walls and Moat, as well as the grand and ceremonial Outer Court (Wai Chou) and the labyrinth of the Palaces of the Inner Court (Nei Ting), which are subdivided into their semi symetrical Eastern and Western Sections set up to balance across and invisible Central Axis or Line which leads through the south Gate to the Main Throne Hall and then beyond into the Emperor's private realm.
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Introduction to the Forbidden City (The Palace Museum) Schematic Map No. 2.
A Step by Step Introduction to everything within The Palace Museum
8) Harmony Square
1) Tian An Men = Gate of Heavenly Peace
5) East Flowery Gate (DongHuaMen)
28) Northern
Gate of Divine
Military Might, or Genius
6) West Flowery Gate
4) Wumen - Meridian Gate & Five Phoenix Tower
11) Baohedian - Hall of Preserving Harmony
9) Taihedian - Hall of Supreme Harmony
7) Tiahe Men - Gate of Supreme Harmony
A detailed Map with names of all structures, buildings and pavillions inside the Forbidden City ( Area )
Two detailed Maps with names of all structures, buildings and pavillions inside the Forbidden City ( Area )
3) Imperial Ancestral Shrine
Northern Gate of Divine Militairy Might
Tiahedian - Hall of Supreme Harmony
Imperial Ancestral Temple
Wumen - Meridian Gate & Five Phoenix Tower
DongHuaMen - East Flowery Gate
XiHuaMen - West Flowery Gate
Harmony Square
ZhongHeDian - Hall of Intermediate Harmony
BaoHeDian - Hall of Preserving Harmony
10) ZhongHedian - Hall of Central Harmony
25) Palace of Heavenly Purity
Palace of Heavenly Purity
Imperial Palace Gardens
27) Imperial Palace Gardens
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14) Gate of Heavenly Purity
TaiHe Men = Gate of Supreme Harmony
29) Northern Palace Walls
Gate &
Palace of Peace & Tranquillity
Palace of Peace & Tranquillity (Kun Ning Gong)
19) Mental Cultivation
Hall of State Satisfaction
24) Bronzes
Palace Museum Bronzes Collection
15) Ceramics
Palace of Serving the Ancestors - Clocks & Watches Museum
Palace Museum Bronzes Collection
26) Palace of Tranquil Earth
Palace of Tranquil Earth - Chun Ning Gong
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13) Inner Court Entrance Square
16)Archery Field + Pavilion
17)Nine Dragon Screen
18)Imperial Zenith Gate
20) Treasures &
Gifts Museum
21) Hall Norms o/t Government
22) Gate Peace
& Longevity
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31) Hall of Military
32) Gate of Military Spirit
32) Hall of South Fragrance
33) West Gate of Harmony
35) Hill Accumulating Elegance
38) Hall of Literary Flowers
36) Eastern Outer Road
39) Imperial
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The Official schematic Map of The Forbidden City, by The Palace Museum. With links to further information on the various sections.
34) East Gate of Harmony
37) Gate of Literary Glory
Palace of Heavenly Purity
40) Opera Theatre
43) Pearl Concubine Well
IThe Well where Zhen Fei - The Pearl Concubine, the Guangxu Emperors favorite was drowned on orders of Empress Dowager Hsu-Tzi.
42) Hall of
41) Hall & Court of Character
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