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The Nine Dragon Screen of The Palace Museum

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Address: Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Beautiful relief sculpture

This is an impressive work of art - a relief sculpture made from glazed ceramic tiles. It has also been well-preserved over time. In a separate pay-to-view area within the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is an impressive work of art - a relief sculpture made from glazed ceramic tiles. It has also been well-preserved over time. In a separate pay-to-view area within the Forbidden City in Beijing. Enjoy a rest on the benches conveniently provided opposite the wall.

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Singapore River, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Best seen as the first stop, as visiting this after the large-scaled attraction, one feels a little underwhelmed.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

To get to the nine dragon screen in the Forbidden Palace you need to turn right after passing the three main throne rooms. These screens exist is various places, including in the Beihai park in Beijing. They are part of imperial ritual, since dragons are associated with the Chinese emperor. The screen in the Forbidden City is beautifully renovated, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You will recognize this iconic structure from the beginning of any Chinese made film. Everyone is having their picture made in front of it (depending on the direction of the sun) so get your camera out and smile!

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Nine Dragon Screen id inside the Forbidden City, but you need to buy an extra ticket to get it. Its not expensive though and definitely recommend it! Most people do not do it, so it's nice and quiet compared to the tour group filled Forbidden City itself. The Dragon wall itself is very colourful and makes nice photos!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This attraction is within the Antiquarium of the Palace Museum and therefor it is necessary to pay the additional entrance fee. However, the fee is well worth it because this is a lovely display on one of the walls. The colours and the modelling of the dragons is great and its a real privilege to be able to see it.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Nine Dragon Screen is an additional cost on top of your entry ticket but definitely worth while. Tickets can be purchased at the Forbidden City entry gate or internally. It is far less crowded and gives you a break from the flag bearing tour groups. An English speaking self guided tour headphone sets will provide interesting information about the... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Its more magnificent than 9 Dragon wall in Datong, and is an art master piece.Bring a camera with wide angle lens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

great piece of art in The Forbidden City. just beautiful to view. easy to find and worth it. a photo must. classic piece that reminds one of Imperial China.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Was interesting with such bright colours and highly decorated. With swing at one of several sites in Beijing but not a special visit.

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