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 sculpture collection at the Palace Museum includes figurines (primarily pottery figurines from the Han, Sui, and Tang dynasties); white marble Buddhist statues from Quyang, Hebei Province (from the late-Northern Wei to the High-Tang Tianbao reign); wooden Arhat (luohan) statues (fifty works from the Nanhua Temple in Shaoguan, Guangdong Province, dated to the Northern Song, fifth to eighth year of the Qingli reign); works in ceramic, bronze, and stone by He Chaozong, Shi Sou, Yang Yuxuan, and other artists; decorative sculpted bricks and stones from the Han dynasty; bricks with sculpted figures and animals from the Sui and Tang periods; and sculpted bricks with images featuring scenes from the Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety. The sculpted articles in the Palace Museum collection are unique and represent a diverse range of content. The historical and artist value of these works is known throughout China and around the world.