The Palace Museum is located in the heart of Beijing. Visitors will be excited to find a wide variety of historic sites, scenic parks, shopping malls, museums, and theatres in her vicinity. Conveniently located bus stops and subway stations provide easy access to transportation.
The center of imperial governance and family life, the Forbidden City consists of various structures that were designed for specific functions. Each structure was built in accordance with the traditional Chinese architectural hierarchy and designed to reflect imperial power and authority.
The Palace Museum collection of coins includes over 14,000 pieces from the Shang dynasty (1600-1028 BCE) to the Republican era (1911-1949). While most of the collection originated in the original Qing palace collection, some of the holdings were acquired through allocation, donation, and purchase.