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 official system of insignia for the Qing imperial court reached its pinnacle during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor (r. 1736-1795). Although maintained in subsequent reigns, the scheme suffered during the decline of the dynasty. The languishing system finally ended with the last emperor, Puyi (r. 1909-1911). Apart from the grandeur and extravagance of Qing dynasty insignia, the collection showcases the specific political functions of each article and reflects various regulations of dynastic governance.