The Beamless Hall Interior

The Beamless Hall, which is the main hall of the Palace of Abstinence, was built in 1420. The name is derived from the fact that the hall is supported by a brick dome without any beams. The emperor used to hold ceremonial rituals here on his arrival and departure. The hall currently displays all the furniture exactly as it was during Emperor Qianlong’s reign. The placard board on the lintel bears the inscription ‘Admirable as Heaven’ in Qianlong’s handwriting. The articles within, such as the throne, the screens and even Qianlong’s ink brushes, are all the original objects and hence they are very precious.
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