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 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 […]

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 […]

The Underground Palace of the First Qin Emperor

On July 26, 2011, in Historical Relics, Palaces, Tombs, Xi'an, by Jack Li

The Underground Palace of the First Qin Emperor refers to the vault of the First Qin Emperor’s tomb which houses the emperor’s coffin and funerary objects. The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor is situated at the foot of Lishan Mountain, 30 km east of Xi’an City. However, the location of the Underground Palace was […]

The Ancient Han Palace Travel Tips

On July 21, 2011, in Hangzhou, Historical Relics, Palaces, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The Ancient Han Palace, also known as the museum of Hanzhong, is located in the inner city of Hanzhong. It served as Liu Bang’s outer palace when he carried the title of Prince of Han. In the 20th century, the museum was built at the site of the palace. It is a must-see attraction in […]

The Ancient Han Palace

On July 21, 2011, in Hangzhou, Historical Relics, More Cities, Palaces, by Jack Li

Built in the time of Chu Han Contention, the Ancient Han Palace in the city centre of Hanzhong, Shaanxi Province covers an area of about 8,000 m2. The platform of the palace has three levels, totaling a height of seven meters.  Emperor Liu Bang fortuitously stationed his military forces in Hanzhong and ended up winning […]

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