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  Gate of Supreme Harmony - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
The Gate of Supreme Harmony (Taihemen, 太和門 in traditional Chinese, 太和门 in simplified Chinese), is the second major gate at the southern side of the Forbidden City.
This gate and the Meridian Gate form the north and south boundaries of a great plaza (Shi Zi) that is divided by a serpentine waterway spanned by the "Golden River Bridges".
On the north side of the gate is Harmony Square and the entrance to the grand Hall of Supreme Harmony.
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 The Palace Museum
There are four entrance gates: the Meridian Gate (Wumen) to the south, the Gate of Divine Prowess (Shenwumen) to the north, the Eastern Flowery Gate (Donghuamen) to the east and the Western Flowery Gate (Xihuamen) to the west.
Construction of the Hall of Supreme Harmony was initiated in 1420 under Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty.
The Gate of Heavenly Purity (Qianqingmen) stands as the main entrance to the"Inner Palace," Qing emperors sometimes held court and seated on a throne in front of this gate.
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 Hall of Supreme Harmony, with Bronze Lion
The pair in front of the Gate of Supreme Harmony are plain bronze--a darker shade of gray, as opposed to the polished metallic color of this one--and are the largest, at 4.36 meters tall.
In each pair, the lion in the east is a male with an ornamented sphere--possibly meant to symbolize the world--under his right paw, and the one on the west is a female with a lion cub under her left paw.
This particular lion stands in front of Taihedian, the Hall of Supreme Harmony, which housed the main imperial throne of the Ming and Qing Dynasty emperors.
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 Forbidden City
Each of the four sides is pierced by a gate, the Meridian Gate on the south and the Gate of Spiritual Valour on the north being used as the entrance and exit by tourists today.
Known as the Outer Court, the southern portion of the Forbidden City centres on the halls of Supreme Harmony, Central Harmony and Preserving Harmony.
Since the Hall of Supreme Harmony was symbol of the imperial power, it was the highest structure in the Ming and Qing dynasty in the nation, no other buildings allowed higher than it.
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 Taihemen (Gate of Supreme Harmony)
Further north in the center, it is Taihemen, the Gate of Supreme Harmony.
Taihemen, north of the square, is the main gate of the Outer Court and fairly grand.
The gate is an important place where emperors' wedding ceremonies were usually held and in the October of the first year under Shunzhi reign of the Qing dynasty, Emperor Shunzhi announced an act of grace.
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 Phillis Yuan's China Page
The gate you see in front of us is called 'Wu men' or some call it the 'Meridian Gate'.
This is the main entrance to a once forbidden city, in which 24 emperors ruled in altogether.
Now follow me through this gate and the Bridge over the Inner Golden River to get to the 'Gate of Supreme Harmony', also known as 'Tai he men'.
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 The Forbidden City, Forbidden City in Beijing, Forbidden City in China, Gugong
To represent the supreme power of the emperor from the God and the place where the he lived being the center of the world, all the gates, palace and other structures of the Forbidden City were arranged on both sides of the south-north central axis.
The outer court is made up of three main buildings, the Hall of Supreme Harmony (Taihedian), the Hall of Central Harmony (Zhonghedian) and Bao He Dian or the Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohedian) These halls were where the emperors attended the grand ceremonies and conducted state affairs.
Behind the Hall of Supreme Harmony is the Hall of Central Harmony(Zhonghedian), resting place for the emperor before presenting the grand occasions held in the Hall of Supreme Harmony.
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  architecture
The stamp illustrates the Meridian Gate, the Golden Water River and the Gate of Supreme Harmony at the southern end of the Forbidden City.
The Gate of Supreme Harmony is the main entrance to the outer court.The second stamp is entitled "the Supreme Harmony in the Shinning Sun".
The Hall of Supreme Harmony, known as the golden throne room, was the emperor's ceremony hall with the golden throne carved with dragon in the middle.
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  Gate of Supreme Harmony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gate of Supreme Harmony (Traditional Chinese: 太和門; Simplified Chinese: 太和门; pinyin: Tàihémén), is the second major gate at the southern side of the Forbidden City.
This gate and the Meridian Gate form the north and south boundaries of a great plaza (Shi Zi) that is divided by a serpentine waterway spanned by the "Golden River Bridges".
On the north side of the gate is Harmony Square and the entrance to the grand Hall of Supreme Harmony.
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 Forbidden City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the southern end is the Meridian Gate (technically, Tiananmen Gate is not part of the Forbidden City); to the north is the Gate of Divine Might, which faces Jingshan Park.
The distance between these two gates is 960 meters, while the distance between the gates in the east and west walls is 750 meters.
Today, Tiananmen Gate in front of the Forbidden City is decorated with a portrait of Mao Zedong in the center and two placards to the left and right.
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 Automatic Gate Opener   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chinese Gate - Chinese Gate, Zhonghua Gate or Zhonghuamen in Chinese, is the southern gate of Nanjing city.
It is the greatest ancient city gate in China and the city gate with the most complex structure in the world.
Gate of Supreme Harmony - The Gate of Supreme Harmony (), is the second major gate at the southern side of the Forbidden City.
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 Hall of Supreme Harmony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hall of Supreme Harmony (Chinese: 太和殿; pinyin: tài hé diàn) is the largest hall within the Forbidden City.
It is located at its central axis, behind the Gate of Supreme Harmony.
Built above three levels of marble stone base, and surrounded by bronze incense burners, the Hall of Supreme Harmony is the largest wooden structure within China.
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 Gate of Supreme Harmony - Taihemen
Occupying the centre of the northern side of this courtyard is Taihemen, the Gate of Supreme Harmony.
Beyond the Gate of supreme Harmony, there is a courtyard, 10, 000 square meters (12, 000 square yards) in area.
When the ceremonies were held in the Hall of Supreme Harmony, the civil and military officials stood in lines in the courtyard with the high ranking officials in the front, all dressed in their splendid ceremonial robes.
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 Imperial Palace, China Scene Spot
There are four gates at each corners of the walls:- The Meridian Gate to the south, the Gate of Divine Military Genius to the north, the East Flowery Gate to the east and the West Flowery Gate to the west.
The Gate of Divine Military Genius was the gate connecting the imperial palace with the market area to the north of the palace.
The hall of Supreme Harmony is 35 meter high, 60 meter wide and 33 meter on both sides.
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 China in 1973 (1 Beijing )
The Supreme Harmony Gate is the main gate of the Outer Court and fairly grand.
The Hall of Supreme Harmony was the highest structure in the land during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
The Gate of Celestial Purity (Qianqingmen), is the main gate of the Inner Court.
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 Chinese Culture, History and Tourists Attractions
The Meridian Gate in the south is the main gate, and the Gate of Spiritual Valour in the north is now used as the entrance for tourists.
The Supreme Harmony, Central Harmony, Preserving Harmony and many other halls on each side at the southern end of the Forbidden City form its Outer Court, which was the place that the emperor met the court and conducted his grand audiences.
Lying between the Tian'anmen, the Gate of Heavenly Peace, in the south and Taihemen, Gate to the Hall of Supreme Harmony in the north, the Meridian Gate is actually a huge U-shaped building on the symmetry axis of the Forbidden City.
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 The Forbidden City ( Gugong ) , an Introduction in Snow, by China Report
The Hall of Supreme Harmony (Taihe' dian) and Harmony Square.
The Hall of Medium Harmony is located North of and Behind the Hall of Supreme harmony.
Gate to the Inner Court, NeiTing, the Emperor's private  quarters where the Emperor, Empress, Eunuchs and Concubines would Reside.
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 The Outer Court, The Forbidden City, Beijing, China
In front of the halls and terrace lies a courtyard and the gate to the Outer Court.
The Gate of Supreme Harmony (TaiHeMen), north of the first courtyard, is the main gate of the Outer Court.
The gate is guarded by a couple of bronze lions which aimed to show imperial dignity.
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 Attractions in Beijing
Its northern passage is known as the Main Gate and its southern passage is the Arrow Tower.
Hall of Benevolent Longevity (Renshou Dian)--Located directly across the courtyard from the East Gate entrance, this hall is where the Empress Dowager Cixi and her nephew (who was appointed emperor, but placed under her protection) received members of the court.
The tombs reflect a similar conception of imperial architecture, consisting of walls, gates, courtyards, stairways, and elaborate pavilions with yellow tile roofs (yellow being the color of emperors).
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 Beijing Attractions: Forbidden City, Beijing Travel, Beijing Tour
Gate of Supreme Harmony (Taihe Men) is the main entrance to the grand Outer Court.
The gate is guarded by a pair of bronze lions which are the biggest pair of the palace.
In front of the gate, there is a large square reaching to the Meridian Gate.
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 Hall of Supreme Harmory of Forbidden City - Taihedian
Hall of Supreme Harmony, also called Taihedian, is the most striking building in the entire Forbidden City.
The Hall of Supreme Harmony, is the highest building in the Forbidden City and not even trees could overshadow it.
Hall of Supreme Harmony used to be the place where emperors received high officials and exercised their rule over the nation.
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 Forbidden Palace ( 紫禁城 )
Although no longer occupied by royalty, the Forbidden City remains a symbol of Chinese sovereignty and the image of its entrance gate appears on the seal of the People's Republic of China.
At the southern end is the Meridian Gate (午门), to the north is the Gate of Divine Might, which faces Jingshan (景山) Park.
The distance between these two gates is 960 meters, while the distance between the gates in the east and west walls is 750 meters.
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The bells and drums in the gate tower were sounded to accompany important ceremonies presided over by the emperor.
Built from south to north on an eight-metre-high marble foundation, the Hall of Supreme Harmony, the Hall of Medium Harmony and the Hall of Protective Harmony form the Outer Court of the Forbidden City together with the Hall of Literary Glory on their east side and the Hall of Military Prowess on their west side.
The Hall of Supreme Harmony, also referred to as the throne, is 35 metres high, the highest of the halls in the Forbidden City.
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 Forbidden City
The Outer court is guarded by a row of lions protecting the Gate of Supreme Harmony.
The Midway Hall of Harmony is a smaller hall where the emperor would prepare for the ceremonies to be held in the Hall of Supreme Harmony.
The Gate of Celestial Purity was where the emperor attended to state affairs.
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 Hall of Supreme Harmony
Entering Taihemen, you will see Taihedian (Hall of Supreme Harmony) across the spacious square, which covers a space of 30,000 square meters.
Inside of the hall, the floor was paved with special bricks which were fired long and then soaked in tungoil to be polished.
If anyone who was not the descendant of the Emperor Huang Di usurped the throne, it would drop down and strike him to death.
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 World Architecture Images- Beijing- Forbidden City
At the southern end is the Meridian Gate[2] To the north is the Gate of Divine Might, which faces Jingshan Park.
The distance between these two gates is 960 meters, while the distance between the gates in the east and west walls is 750 meters.
Today, Tiananmen Gate in front of the Forbidden City is decorated with a portrait of Mao Zedong in the center and two placards to the left and right.
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 Traditional Chinese Architecture: Forbidden city: Gate of Supreme Harmony
Occupying the centre of the northern side of this courtyard is Taihemen, The Gate of Supreme Harmony.
The Hall of Supreme Harmony, is the highest building in the Forbidden City and not even trees could overshadow it.
Taihemen, north of the square, is the main gate of the Outer Court and which is fairly grand.
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 Pilot Guides: Ancient Secrets: The Forbidden City
Carved dragons were placed on rooftops as it was believed that they attracted cloud and water and would therefore protect the buildings, which were very prone to fire as they were all made of wood.
The Gate of Supreme Harmony is the final gate before the throne.
Between this gate and the Hall of Supreme Harmony lies the courtyard where the entire Imperial Court of 100,000 people would gather to be reviewed by the emperor from his throne.
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 Forbidden City China,Forbidden City in Beijing,China Forbidden City
Majority of structures, exuding harmony and symmetry, were built with wood, resting on blue-and-white stone foundations, roofed with tiles glazed yellow.
The Hall of Supreme Harmony, the Hall of Central Harmony and the Hall of Preserving Harmony, which are within the Outer Part, and the Hall of Heavenly Purity, the Hall of Union and the Hall of Earthly Tranquility, which adorn the inner part, stand in a line from south to north on the central axis.
The four corners of the curtain wall are strengthened by uniquely structured towers, which were used to overlook both the palace and the sprawling city.
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