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Director of the Palace Museum Shan Jixiang announced on December 8 that by the year 2020, which will mark the 600th birthday of the Palace Museum, the area available to the public will reach 76 percent. At that time, the overall relic restoration
The Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, will be closed to the public every Monday for renovation and maintenance from next year, it announced Monday. The former imperial palace has been closed on Monday afternoons this year. The closure
5 November 2013 4 View comments Engineers looked into the efficiency of how the workers moved the chunks of stone. They calculated that without using the warm water (top image) 338 men would be needed to pull a stone weighing 123 tonnes and measuring
Executive Chef Jeff Tan amazes diners with Cantonese dishes blended seamlessly with high-quality, fresh ingredients and accentuated by contemporary western cooking methods. Chinese staples such as Sweet 'N' Sour Chicken is prepared with a twist.
An exhibition coming to the Vancouver Art Gallery next year will draw back the curtain on the private lives of Chinese emperors to provide a glimpse of how China's royal families ate, dressed and entertained themselves and celebrated events such as
Video The Amazing Space Video Details of the exhibition, titled The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors, were announced at a media conference on Wednesday at the ROM in Toronto. Many of the artifacts, to be on display March 8 through
More than a century after it was looted and burned down, Yuanmingyuan, or the Old Summer Palace, has been restored to its former glory in a unique way. Exhibition Glory of the Yuanmingyuan, evokes the history and culture of Yuanming-yuan through
The east wing of Palace Museum 's Meridian Gate is surrounded by scaffolding during a repair work in central Beijing , China, Sept 7, 2013. The Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, on Sept 3 began to undergo a key repair and renovation
Most of the 252 caves and 51,000 statues were constructed during the Northern Wei Dynasty in the mid-5th century, when Chinese Buddhism was at the peak of its popularity. The statues are among the few remaining historical relics from the dynasty.
But for most residents the city is a bustling, modern metropolis. Beijing is a byword for development and many of the older structures have made way for cement and steel structures. But a tantalizing glimpse of what the city looked like is about to