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’s collection of paintings includes approximately 50,000 works from throughout the dynastic history of China. Almost a thousand of these works are considered first-grade national relics. The collection is comprised of famous works by renowned artists from each period of the development of Chinese painting. In particular, the collection includes over 400 masterworks from before the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). The Museum’s holdings are the largest in China.