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Address: Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Take the time out to visit this

When in the Forbidden City try to make your way to visit this, small charge to get in. It is very impressive and afterwards you can visit all the temples that many miss with less... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 1, 2016
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

When in the Forbidden City try to make your way to visit this, small charge to get in. It is very impressive and afterwards you can visit all the temples that many miss with less crowds in this small area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Super lucky in FungShui and worth a photo. You may recognise it from the closing credit of the Monkey Magic TV series

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

This screen is situated within a beautiful big Hugh park lots to see people dancing tai chi and just relaxing and a boat ride

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

This is located inside the forbidden city. It is not too crowded compared to the rest of the sights. it is a little off the beaten path. This is a big photo opp. It does not take very long to view. The art work is exquisite. I could not get the whole scene in one picture. well worth going to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I found this wall really interesting, despite it take no more than few minutes to check it out. Yet it is really well done and worthy a stop during your visit to the park

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

This is located on the west side of the Forbidden City and a big picture-taking spot. It is not too crowded because it is a little off the beaten path. Best not to try to get all nine dragon in the shot; just focus on 2 or 3.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

Lucky 9 dragon screen is only viewable if you get the ticket to the museum which is on top of the entry to the Forbidden City. It's a screen of 9 dragons. There are apparently only a few left. Three? or Four? There's another at 9 dragon screen at Beihai Park, but it's on two sides, so there's really 18.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

Beautiful screen...make sure to note that the belly of the white dragon has been replaced by a carved wood block! Otherwise this is a very impressive screen. Please note, this is DIFFERENT from the 9 dragon screen in Beihei park...this one is inside the Forbidden city.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

Nice place, lots of see of those in smaller sizes around the city, but this one is really huge and well perserved.

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Zhongshan, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

This happened to be one of the included exhibits within the Forbidden City Palace Museum that you pay extra to enter (40 RMB for the whole eastern side of the palace). Highlights: -great detail -bright colors that have lasted for so long -fun history behind the symbolism of the dragons, the number nine, and the screen itself (as told by... More 

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