Essay about The Imperial Palace Museum Of China

979 Words Jul 17th, 2015 4 Pages
1. Visual Design The Imperial Palace is one of the most famous sights of China. It was the palace for Chinese emperors in Ming and Qing Dynasty. After the 1949 founding of the PRC it called the Palace Museum. Anyone who 's visiting in Beijing should go and see the Palace Museum. It is in the heart of the Beijing and covers approximately 150, 000 square meters (the equivalent to over 20 football fields). It is a huge grand old Chinese garden architecture, a typical of China 's garden architecture, and also it takes an important position in Chinese traditional landscape architecture. The palace is made up of two parts: the outer court and the inner court. The outer court was used by the emperor to issue decrees, receive officials and foreign visitors, perform ceremonies, and behead criminals. The inner court was the residential quarter, where the emperor, empresses and concubines lived. Altogether, there are 9,999 rooms inside the palace.
In Chinese culture, 9 is the symbol of longevity. Around the Palace Museum’s main courtyard and several smaller courts are grouped splendid halls, galleries. White marble, glazed red walls, yellow roofs of glazed and colored tiles, and woodwork finished with paint, lacquer, and gilding, all unite to create an effect of exceptional sumptuousness. It represents a sense of solemnness and seriousness when you look at the red walls and yellow roof. Red wall mean solemnness in traditional Chinese cultural. Yellow is the official color of the…

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