The Nine Dragon Screen of The Palace Museum

The Nine Dragon Screen of The Palace Museum

The Nine Dragon Screen of The Palace Museum
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Alienandbear
Daly City, California, United States154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Friends
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 is a better wall/screen at Bei Hai park that you can take a picture of and that isn't too crowded.

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Go early to take a good picture unless you want to take a picture with people in it
There is another one at Bei Hai park which is less crowded.
Written September 7, 2013
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luckyatva
Lynchburg, VA45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Make sure you stop to take in the Nine dragon screen. We had so many people just pass by not knowing what they were missing. That made for a great photo op with us alone at the wall.
Written August 20, 2018
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JacksonGuy
Jackson Miss.707 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
This is the original Nine dragon wall, built over 1000 years ago as a birthday present for Kubla Khan. It is fascinating and spectacularly beautiful, especially given its age. It was originally built with emeralds jade gold and silver and has stood up quite well for the years. It is at the north end of Bei Hai park

Plan on spending a few hours exploring the park. It is fascinating. Be sure and check out the white pagoda Temple on the south side of the lake.

I recommend a ride in one of the Dragon boat across the lake. This is an exceptional park and should not be missed.
Written June 24, 2018
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SSLOVEKK
El Paso, TX184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Solo
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.
Written September 21, 2013
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kruzinom
Greenville, NH22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
This wall is really quite incredible. I went here with two of my coworkers from Beijing and it was beautiful.
Written November 6, 2018
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Dean G
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
If you plan to see the Forbidden City, this is worth seeing this in person. The city is massive and feels surreal but it's also full of real human life stories and drama. This is one of them. I recommend researching about the story of the nine dragon wall before arriving and explaining to the family the history of the screen. When you see it in person, it humanizes the forbidden city and that it's full of amazing stories and history. In order to see the screen, you need to pay the additional admission price to see the forbidden city treasure museum but the cost is nominal. I think it may have been 10 yuan a person or $1.50. I also recommend either downloading a map of the forbidden city on your phone or purchasing a souvenir map from one of the vendors just prior to where you scan your admission ticket. Otherwise, it can be confusing where you are on the grounds and a map was not provided at the ticket collection point. If you are not a China citizen with I.D. card, you should also buy your admission ticket online from any of the online travel services. Instead of a ticket system, the forbidden city entrance uses your citizen I.D. card or your passport number as your ticket. The online service buys your ticket and provides your passport number to the forbidden city. Getting in was a breeze. The passport used to buy the ticket shows total number of tickets purchased so just this passport is needed, however, due to the security checks, everyone needs their own passport to get through the security point.
Written August 4, 2018
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MaryK090
Montreal, Canada35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
For us this was one of the highlights. Definitely must see. must head right around the clock tower entrance. Have to pay an extra fee. There were not many people heading in that direction as it's not clearly indicated so at first we thought we were going the wrong way but finally came up to it!
Written April 20, 2017
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Chr15t1n3
Canada822 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Couples
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.
Written November 3, 2013
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jcwo
34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
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 studying the 9 dragons.
Written May 30, 2013
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meiFei
Taipei, Taiwan44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Friends
1What makes one interested is the legend and the craftship and how it symbols the emperor?
Don't forget to watch the white dragon ! it's belly was made of wood not pocelain or tile. There is a volunteer near the wall who will tell the story and why NINE dragons? Don't miss it, Make sure you've find her.
2 There 's another nine -dragons screen in North-Sea gardern but not as good as this!!!
Written October 30, 2012
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