Hall of Literary Brilliance (Calligraphy and Painting Gallery)

文华殿

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The Hall of Literary Brilliance (文华殿, Wenhua Dian), once a palace for the crown prince and resthouse for the Emperor, has shifted into the Calligraphy and Painting Gallery! Stroll through vital historical periods in the country as told by illustrated scrolls and valuable scripts. No need to turn the page, simply walk through the hall and see the stories unfold! The Gallery celebrates the Ming Dynasty’s paper-related traditions. The era was a prosperous time for trade and culture (drama, literature, and ceramics). In those days, affordable books became available to commoners in the form of references, religious texts, and Confucian literature. It also saw the rise of full-length novels and the preservation of ancient oral traditions through prose.


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Open today: 08:30-17:00

Forbidden City, 4 Jingshan Front Street, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China

北京市东城区景山前街4号 邮政编码: 100006

+86 10 8500 7421
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