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Mukden Palace in China, Beijing resort

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This palace was the residence of the very first emperors of the Manchurian dynasty. It was built in Shenyang in 1625. Initially, the premises of the palace looked like yurts. In 1631, the appearance of the palace was changed by Emperor Abakhai. It was this version of the palace that came to nude days. Elements of Tibetan, Chinese and Manchurian architecture can be seen in the architectural appearance of the palace.  

In 1644, the residence of the emperor was moved to the Forbidden City. For some time, Mekden still played a secondary role, but soon it was completely abandoned.

In front of the pavilion where the emperor lived, you can see the ceremonial square. A little further away are the buildings where the symbols of the emperor's power were once kept, as well as the houses of officials and employees. Official ceremonies were held in the reception hall of the Mukden Palace. You can exit this hall through a gate that leads to a courtyard bounded on the sides by storage rooms.

The palace once housed jasper, malachite and jade jewelry, metal mirrors, vases and other items from the famous Chinese porcelain ... There were also the emperor's ceremonial clothes, silk, samples of weapons and sacred bronze vessels.

At the very end of the courtyard is the ruler's throne room. The throne was made of ebony and adorned with gilding and elaborate carvings. From the throne room you can get to the second courtyard, where there are also storage rooms with a height of two floors. Next is the third courtyard with the Phoenix Tower, which is four stories high. From this tower, the emperor could observe his entire city.

In the right wing of the palace, the officials who were in charge of the imperial library lived and worked. In a specially designated building, books were kept that told about the emperors and were written by the emperors themselves. In the left wing there was a small imperial home temple, a repository of imperial seals, portraits and genealogies of rulers, as well as an armory.

In 1955, the Mukden Palace was declared a national museum. And in 2004 it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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