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The Gate of Solar Essence (Rijing men) serves as east-side gate for the Palace of Heavenly Purity (Qianqing gong) compound, and a main gateway to enter or exit the front yard of the palace. Outside the Gate of Solar Essence is the Primary East Corridor (Dongyi changjie).
The East Prosperity Gate (Donghua men) is the Forbidden City’s east gate. Built in the eighteenth year (1420) of the Yongle reign (1403–1424) during the
This is the northern gate of the imperial palace. The tower on top formerly housed a drum and a bell, which were used to announce the time.
Located behind the Hall of Manifest Origin (Tiyuan dian)
The Palace of Many Splendors was formerly a residence of the Qianlong Emperor when he was an imperial prince. It underwent extensive restoration after his enthronement.
An ingeniously-designed indoor pavilion-shaped stage, it is located in a studio in which the interior walls and ceiling are covered with mounted paintings of Chinese wisteria.
Located in the western chamber of the studio's rear hall, the stage features a roof whose four corners gather to a point.
Built during the Yongle reign (1403-1424) of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), it was first named Gate of Venerating Heaven (Fengtian men).
Constructed in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), this pavilion is essentially square with a round roof and verandas on four sides.