The Potala Palace Museum

On August 17, 2011, in Lhasa, Museums, Palaces, Tibet, by Jack Li

The Potala Palace Museum is located in the City of Snow on the foot of the Potala Palace. It is a three-floor building with a floor area of around 2000 square meters. Local government has spent more than 10 million on establishing the museum. It was not open to public until 2009. The whole museum […]

The Red Palace

On August 17, 2011, in Lhasa, Monasteries, Palaces, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

The Red Palace was located at the center of the Potala Palace. It was named “the Red Palace” because the outer walls of the palace were all painted red. The layout of the palace lies in the formation of Mandala. The main buildings in the palace are the Stupa Halls of Dalai Lama. In total, […]

The White Palace

On August 17, 2011, in Lhasa, Monasteries, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

The White Palace is one of the major buildings inside the Potala Palace. It used to be the residence of Dalai Lama, the supreme religious leaders of Tibet. The seven-floor mansion was named “the White Palace” because its outer walls were all painted white. The top floor of the palace is the Sunlight Hall, which […]

The Potala Palace

On August 16, 2011, in Lhasa, Palaces, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

The Potala Palace, pearl on the roof ridge of the world, is situated on the Red Hill in the northwest of Lhasa, provincial capital of Tibet. Originally, this architectural wonder was intended as a welcoming gift from Sontzen Gampo, founder of the Tibetan regime, to his bride, Princess Wencheng, who travelled a long way from […]

Jokhang Temple in Tibet

On August 16, 2011, in Lhasa, Must-sees, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

Tibet is such a beautiful city full of culture and history. Jokhang Temple is regarded as the most sacred temple for many Tibetans and a must see for visitors. Jokhang Temple, situated in the centre of the old section of Lhasa called Barkhor, was built in the mid-7th century A. D .Its beauty is famous […]

 

Guangji Temple (Guangjisi)

On August 15, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

The primary name of the Guanji Temple is Xiliucun Temple. It started to be built during the last years of the Song Dynasty(960—1279). The name of the temple was changed to Baoenhongji Temple in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). In the last years of the Yuan Dynasty, the temple was destroyed by a lot of battles. […]

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The Imperial Garden

On August 12, 2011, in Beijing, Forbidden City, Historical Relics, by Jack Li

Located on the axle wire of Forbidden City, the Imperial Garden is in the rear of Palace of Earthly Tranquility.  Built in 1420(Ming dynasty), and initially named “Gonghouyuan” (Garden in the Harem), it was called as “the Imperial Garden” from Qing dynasty.   In spite of many renovations and extensions, its original basic format is still […]

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Zhenfei (Zhen Concubine) Well

On August 12, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, by Jack Li

Because of Empress Dowager Cixi hatred towards Zhenfei , she imprisoned Zhenfei in an isolated small yard to prevent her from meeting the Emperor Guangxu.  Zhenfei could get food just from the crack in a door.  As a result, she was becoming more and more emaciated day by day.  In 1900, to escape the war […]

Palace of Heavenly Purity

On August 12, 2011, in Beijing, Forbidden City, Palaces, by Jack Li

Emperors in Ming and Qing dynasty lived and conducted daily affairs in the Palace of Heavenly Purity. It is located inside the inner court. Its height is 20 meters. It is superior to the Hall of Jiaotai and Palace of Kunning. It is located just behind the Heavenly Purity Gate. The Chinese name for the […]

The Palace Museum

On August 12, 2011, in Beijing, Forbidden City, Museums, Palaces, by Jack Li

The Palace Museum is located in the center of Beijing, formerly known as the Forbidden City. It was accomplished in the 18th year during the reign of Yongle Emperor in Ming dynasty (1420). It was the imperial palace in Ming and Qing dynasty. It is a unique masterpiece of ancient architecture and the largest, the […]

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