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Location: Palace of Accumulated Purity (Zhongcui gong)
We regret that the gallery is currently closed for reinstallation. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Located in the northeast sector of the Forbidden City, the Palace of Accumulated Purity (Zhongcui gong) lies in the northwest corner of a cluster of courtyards called the Six Eastern Palaces. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, these courtyards were the living quarters of imperial concubines and sons. Because the structures all look very similar from the outside, one may easily get lost in this sector of the Forbidden City. Two rows of almost identical traditional courtyards lie on either side of a long corridor. These, in turn, are to the east of an even longer north-south corridor—located immediately east of the three rear halls—that leads to the Imperial Garden.
Today, most of these palaces have been converted into galleries to display the Museum’s collection. Converted from the Palace of Accumulated Purity, the Jade Gallery is one result of these renovations. Visitors will find exquisite displays of Chinese jades in this charming venue.
Admission to the Jade Gallery is free with the purchase of a general admission ticket.