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The Nine Dragon Screen of The Palace Museum

Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Ranked #33 of 1,245 attractions in Beijing
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Visited last May. We visited the Forbidden City and paid the extra for this part of the tour. It is well worth the extra as it gets you out of the crowds - this is not crowded. You see the treasures of the palace:- ornaments, outfits, clocks, ceremonial items etc all in glass cases and the huge outdoor Nine Dragon... More

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Issaquah, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Quite impressive and colorful and I liked the narrative of the missing tile. It's also not as crowded in this courtyard as other areas of the Forbidden City.

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Bangkok
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

You have to pay an extra 10 RMB to get into this section of the Forbidden City/ Palace Museum, but it is worth it to see the beautiful displays of ornate handiwork and treasure. This dragon screen is also neat!

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

You will have to pay extra to go to the Treasures Gallery which is where this is located, but it is worth it. The entire Gallery area is nice as it is less crowded, especially during the off season when we visited (Nov). Only 10RMB from Nov to Mar.

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The nine dragon screen is in the palace museum. It's close to the south entrance. It's an awesome masterpiece of the ancient Chinese people.

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Daly City, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Great photo opportunity. Just make sure you go early. There are always so many people standing near the wall touching the wall ruining your chance to take a good photo. Also, it's quite hard to capture the whole wall you need to stand right near the building in the back for your camera to capture the entire wall. There actually... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

the dragons looked fantastic but i dont know a lot about the story behind it. anyway you have to pay to get into this part with the dragon wall

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Altadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This particular screen has been copied and can be viewed many places in China. So, don't feel that this is your only chance to see this particular attraction.

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Venice, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

it is located in the east part of the museum and you have to pay an extra to get there. The guide told me there only 3 in China. I noticed that there is one also in BeiHai park and that has two sides. Many people took pictures of themselves with the screen in the background, I did it too,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

There are 9 dragons on the wall. The white dragon's belly is made from wood, unlike all the others; which are made of porcelain. History has it that the artisan broke the belly piece and replaced using wooden piece for fear of punishment. Through time and weathering, the paint disappeared and now the wooden piece is visible. Enjoy your time... More

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