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“Impressively intricate”

The Nine Dragon Screen of The Palace Museum
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5-Hour Skip The Line Ultimate Discovery of Forbidden City Tour in Beijing
Ranked #48 of 1,604 things to do in Beijing
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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Impressively intricate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

This screen belongs to the ancestral hall to the east of the main axis, intricately made by glazed ceramic sections, depicting the 9 different dragons with different colours and poses.
The screen is intended to ward off even spirits, by being placed in front of gate as an obstruction, typical to Beijing traditional architecture.
This section is much less visited
See if you could a little section of one of the dragons, with less lustre. The original section was broken during construction, and out of fear, the artist replaced it with painted wooden section, as the whole ceramics are made outside Beijing.
Ticket includes the ancestral palace complex.

Visited September 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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283 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“specttacular”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

take the time to veer away from the crowds and visit the palace museum. have a seat on the bench and admire the beauty of the dragons.

Visited October 2012
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bavaria
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“huge impressive porcelain wall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

it's in Beihai Park, standing alone in a courtyard outside one of the buildings you can visit (paid section of the park)

Visited May 2012
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Caloocan, Philippines
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

very beautiful just difficult to find as you enter the gate turn left and walk straight..because if you go the wrong way no short need to walk the whole lake

Visited August 2012
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Singapore River, Singapore
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Worth seeking out and paying the extra 20 yuan (US$3)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

The colors and expressions are fantastic! Located just inside of the Imperial Garden (extra ticket required), it's worth finding.

Visited August 2012
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