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太和殿 Hall of Supreme Harmony / 中國北京紫禁城 Forbidden City, Beijing, China / SML.20140430.6D.31415.P1 | by See-ming Lee (SML)
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太和殿 Hall of Supreme Harmony / 中國北京紫禁城 Forbidden City, Beijing, China / SML.20140430.6D.31415.P1

The Hall of Supreme Harmony (太和殿 Tài Hé Diàn) is the largest hall within the Forbidden City. It was erected in 1406 and has undergone many repairs. Built above three levels of marble stone base, and surrounded by bronze incense burners, the Hall of Supreme Harmony is one of the largest wooden structures within China. It was the location where Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty Emperors hosted their enthronement and wedding ceremonies.

 

Pictured is the stairs leading towards the building. The path in the center, with highly detailed dragon carvings, is reserved for the emperor.

 

Photographed with the Canon EOS 6D + Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L USM.

 

# More Information

+ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hall_of_Supreme_Harmony

 

太和殿 Hall of Supreme Harmony / 中國北京紫禁城 Forbidden City, Beijing, China / SML.20140430.6D.31415.P1

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Taken on April 30, 2014