Taihe Gate is the largest palace gate in the Forbidden City and the front door of the Palace of the Outer Dynasty. Taihe Gate was built in the eighteenth year of Yongle in the Ming Dynasty. It was called Tianmen at that time. In the fourteenth year of the Qing Dynasty, Guangxu was burned and rebuilt the following year. Taihe has 9 wide doors and 3 deep doors. Its building area is 1300 square meters. It overlays the top of the hill with double eaves. Under it, it is the base of Han Baiyu. Liang Fang and other components are painted with Hexie paintings. A pair of bronze lions and four bronze tripod in front of Taihe Gate were cast in Ming Dynasty. In the Ming Dynasty, Taihe Gate was the place where the imperial gate listened to politics. The emperor accepted the worship and performance of his subordinates, issued edicts and handled affairs.
After entering the Palace Museum scenic spot from the afternoon gate, you can see the Taihe Gate behind the Jinshui Bridge, because it is a huge palace style and yellow top, many tourists will see the Taihe Hall. The square in front of the door is a place where tourists gather. It doesn't need to stay too long. It's wonderful in the back.
Taihe Gate is the largest palace gate in the Palace Museum and the main entrance to the imperial palace outside the Forbidden City. There is a pair of bronze lions cast in the Ming Dynasty in front of Taihe Gate. They are also the largest pair in the Forbidden City. The lioness plays with the lions, while the lions hold their heads high and step on the bronze balls.
It took half a day to visit the Palace Museum during this Beijing tour. There were many scenic spots in the Palace Museum, but the crowds were still 60,000. It took one hour to queue up for a visit to the Wumen Tower. The three halls were crowded with tourists. It was difficult to take pictures and crowds sat on the steps.
Standing in front of the door of Taihe, pay attention to a pair of bronze lions in front of the door of Taihe. They are the largest pair in the Forbidden City. During the Ming Dynasty, Taihe Hall caught fire. In order not to affect the emperor's early dynasty, dragon chairs were placed here.
Taihe Gate, the largest palace gate in the Forbidden City, is also the front door of the Palace of the Outer Dynasties. Taihe Gate was built in the eighteenth year of Yongle in the Ming Dynasty. It was called Tianmen at that time. In the fourteenth year of the Qing Dynasty, Guangxu was burned and rebuilt the following year.
At 12:45 noon, outside the wall of the Palace Museum's noon gate, clouds float in the vast blue sky in the distance, which is totally different from the Forbidden City in winter. On the door of Taihe, the clouds just blocked the sunshine in the square, leaving a searchlight on the door of Taihe.