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 jewelry consists of articles personally owned and worn by Qing empresses and concubines. These pieces were originally crafted by the Qing imperial workshops (Zaoban chu) and preserved by the Imperial Household Department’s Storage Office (Guangchu si). The elegant articles were all finely crafted with precious metals and countless gems. Furthermore, various designs and styles represent a strictly defined ranking system among the palace women.