元宵喜乐 During the Lantern Festival on February 5th 2023 at the Forbidden City, Beijing, China, People’s Republic of China on the 10th February 2023 it is the first Beijing Snowfall of Spring also the Year of the Rabbit in which Beijing, China, People’s Republic of China ushered in snowy weather in forbidden city was exceptional quiet. . Among the red walls and green tiles, green pines and ancient cypresses, falling snowflakes are dancing in the air, which is as beautiful as poetry and painting… also ushering the Snowfall on summer palace.
The Forbidden City in Beijing is the royal Imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties in China. It used to be called the Forbidden City and is located in the center of the central axis of Beijing. The Forbidden City in Beijing is centered on three main halls, covering an area of about 720,000 square meters, with a construction area of about 150,000 square meters. There are more than 70 palaces of different sizes and more than 9,000 houses.
The Forbidden City in Beijing began construction in the fourth year of Yongle (1406), Emperor Chengzu of the Ming Dynasty. It was built on the basis of the Nanjing Forbidden City. It was completed in the eighteenth year of Yongle (1420) and became the palace of 24 emperors in the Ming and Qing dynasties. On the National Day of the 14th year of the Republic of China (October 10, 1925), the Palace Museum was officially established and opened. The Forbidden City in Beijing is 961 meters long from north to south and 753 meters wide from east to west. It is surrounded by 10-meter-high walls and a 52-meter-wide moat outside the city. There are four gates in the Forbidden City, the Meridian Gate in the south , the Shenwu Gate in the north , the Donghua Gate in the east and the Xihua Gate in the west . Each of the four corners of the city wall has a graceful turret . There is a folk saying that there are nine beams, eighteen pillars and seventy-two ridges, which describe the complexity of its structure.
The buildings in the Forbidden City in Beijing are divided into two parts: the outer court and the inner court . The center of the Outer Dynasty is the Hall of Supreme Harmony , the Hall of Central Harmony , and the Hall of Preserving Harmony , collectively referred to as the Three Great Halls , where the state holds grand ceremonies. The left and right wings of the three halls are supplemented by two groups of buildings, the Wenhua Hall and the Wuying Hall . The center of the inner court is Qianqing Palace , Jiaotai Palace , and Kunning Palace , collectively referred to as the Housan Palace, which is the main palace where the emperor and empress live. Then there is the Royal Garden . On both sides of the Housan Palace are the East and West Sixth Palaces, which are the places where the concubines live and rest. On the east side of the East Sixth Palace is the Tianqiong Palace and other Buddhist temple buildings, and on the west side of the West Sixth Palace is the Zhongzheng Hall and other Buddhist temple buildings. In addition to the Outer Dynasty and the Inner Court, there are two parts of the Outer East Road and the Outer West Road.
Images and visuals are from – Forbidden City –Palace Museum Beijing- China –People’s Republic of China…..