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Jiaolou Building

4.7/5139 Reviews
Historical Architecture

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Open the time with the Forbidden City.

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Inside the Palace Museum in Dongcheng District, Beijing
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About Jiaolou Building

Turret is situated in the Palace Museum in Beijing. The four corners of the Forbidden City seem to be normal, but in fact carry the super-high skills of ancient Chinese traditional wooden buildings. The internal structure is composed of nine beams, 18 pillars and 72 ridges. In addition to its decorative role, It, together with the city wall, city gate tower and moat, belongs to the imperial palace defense facilities, functions as watchtower, condescending, easy to detect enemy situations.

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  • M52****715
    5.0

    The Forbidden City moat is very worthwhile to visit, especially in the evening when the corner buildings shine in the sunset. Down the road, climb Jingshan and overlook the splendid Forbidden City. If the weather is good, you can enjoy the city of Beijing.

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    Reviewed on 1511408636000
  • 筱风姿
    4.0

    There are a total of 4 corner towers in the Forbidden City. This is the most beautiful place to shoot. The purpose of my visit to Beijing is to shoot the turret. So I must take the corner tower first while I was still living near the Imperial Palace. The weather was very strong recently, and there was no rain, so I was very satisfied. The corner building is a polygonal building with four convex zigzag planes. The roof has three floors. The upper floor is the Xieshan Peak overlapping vertically and horizontally. It is composed of the suspended hilltop with flowing water on both slopes and the Ludian Hall on four slopes. The proportion of the corner building is very praised. In addition, his cornices are beautiful and the shape is exquisite. It has become the most beautiful symbol of the Forbidden City. I believe all those who like to take pictures will come here and wait for a beautiful picture. Location: Nature is in the four corners of the Forbidden City. You can't see the beautiful scenery in the Forbidden City. You need to walk on the other side of the moat, and then look at the Forbidden City, you can see the corner tower. Actually, there is a legend about the corner building. If you like, you can go to Baidu by yourself. In fact, it is quite interesting. But this story happened in the Ming Dynasty, not the Qing Dynasty. After all, the first generation here is the Ming Dynasty. I like this place because the corner is shining under the moat. If it is in the morning, it must be very beautiful in the sunshine. I especially like the autumn scenery here, especially beautiful. Why is the corner under Ginkgo biloba so beautiful? Because the brick-red corner is so beautiful with bright yellow.

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    Reviewed on 1512306989000
  • M14****93
    5.0

    2/11/18 came to Beijing for the third time and finally had the chance to come to the corner building. Located in the Palace Museum of Beijing, the four corner towers on the four corners of the Forbidden City belong to the defense facilities of the palace along with the city walls, gate towers and moats. They are also the highest building technology in ancient China and one of the most representative buildings of the Forbidden City. Today's weather is not very good. In the morning, the corner building under the sun still feels picturesque. The reflection of the sun and the corner building falls on the moat, and the sun shines a little under the clouds.

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    Reviewed on 1543331901000
  • strong钟
    5.0

    On the morning of February 24, 2019, I went to the Palace Museum to enjoy the snow scenery. You can walk up to the corner building in Wumen Town Tower to get close to the view. In Shenwumen City Building, you can also approach the ornamental corner building. Exercise Wumen, walking in the direction of May 4th Street, is also the most visited place in a corner, is the best place to shoot the corner building.

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    Reviewed on 1550211606000
  • Old-FU
    4.0

    1. The corner tower is a part of the Forbidden City Pool. It belongs to the imperial palace's defense facilities with the city wall, gate tower and moat. It was built in Yongle in the Ming Dynasty in 18 years and rebuilt in the corner tower on the four corners of the Forbidden City in the Qing Dynasty. 2. The corner tower is situated on the Xuwei seat, surrounded by stone fences. In the middle, there are three square pavilions with a width of 8.73 m on each side and one open building on each side. The two sides near the outside of the city plain are in a tight terrain. Therefore, the depth of the two sides inside the city plain is only 1.60 m, while the depth of the two sides inside the city plain is wider. The depth of the two sides of the city plain is increased to 3.98m. The plane becomes a cross-shaped with the idea of the curving-ruler building, which makes the corner building and the city plain completely different from the two buildings. The body has obtained the organic connection. 3. The corner building is 27.50m high from the ground below the pier to the Baoding top of the corner building. It consists of multiple Xieshan roofs covered with yellow glazed tiles and has nine beams, eighteen columns and seventy-two ridges. 4. The upper eaves are the Xieshan peaks which intersect vertically and horizontally and show mountains on all sides. Under the eaves, apply single Forsythia Forsythia heavy seven-step bucket. The two-storey eaves are surrounded by a Xieshan-style bay, each with a vertical ridge at the four corners. The corners overlap and connect with each other. Under the eaves, the single warp, the single warp, the single warp, the single warp, the single warp, the single warp, the single warp and the five-step warp are placed. The lower eaves are surrounded by half-slope waist eaves, four corners hanging ridges, and the ridges are connected with each other. The lower eaves and the second eaves are actually roof forms with a double eaves and a ridge on each side. The corner beams are decorated with large gold spiral paintings with Longjin Huaxin ink lines. The doors and sills of three-crossed and six-flowered diamond blossoms are very delicate. 5. The corner building adopts the method of reducing columns, which enlarges the utilization space by subtracting four columns from the interior. The method of picking beams is adopted on the frame of the house, and the beams under the eaves are not exposed, which makes the decorative effect more prominent in appearance. Apart from its decorative function, the corner building's defensive function is also a major consideration in ancient Chinese architecture. Considering the four corners of the existing Forbidden City, it is conducive to the investigation of enemy situation. 6. For more information and photos about Beijing's Bauhinia City Corner Tower, please refer to my Ctrip Travel Note "Small Scenery Collection is exquisite, Snacking Taste-Food Records of Street Scenery Should not be ignored when walking in Beijing's streets and alleys", link address "http://you.ctrip.com/travels/beijing1/2691541.html].

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    Reviewed on 1504127096000
  • 自由飞翔的老鹰
    5.0

    The Forbidden City Corner Tower is a polygonal building with four convex zigzag planes. Its roof has three floors. The upper floor is the Xieshan Peak overlapping vertically and horizontally. It is composed of the suspended hilltop with two slopes and the Ludian Hall with four slopes. It is called the Nine Ridges Hall because it has nine main roofs.

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    Reviewed on 1549288276000
  • 筱风姿
    4.0

    It's not the first time that I came to take a picture of the corner building. Last time, I came with my friends in late autumn. The route I took was basically the same as today's. First, I went to Jingshan Park. First, I went in and out of the east gate of Jingshan Park. Then I walked eastward along the Forbidden City. I could see the northeast corner building. However, it would be better to go eastward in the sunset or in the northwest corner building. Why did we still go eastward? No way to the Northwest Corner. The proportion of each part of the corner building is harmonious, the cornices are beautiful, and the shape is exquisite. It has become the symbol of the Forbidden City. It makes people wonder, admire and admire. Every day, people come to take pictures with admiration, regardless of the weather. There will be a lot of photography enthusiasts here as the season goes on. It would be better if we could meet the snow in the corner building, but the weather was still cold when we came, but the ice on the lake had melted most of it, only the ice on the dark side remained.

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    5
    Reviewed on 1520144248000
  • 广州丁满
    5.0

    Now the Forbidden City, whether on weekdays or holidays, is bustling, and the corner building is particularly quiet because it can't be visited. The most beautiful place to appreciate the corner tower is on the other side of its moat, the southwest, southeast, northwest and northeast corners of the Forbidden City. It's not on the regular line. Team tourists don't come. They can taste and take pictures slowly against the guardrail. To be honest, the size of the building is not large, and the building itself is not very distinctive, but because it is inlaid outside the high corner wall of the Forbidden City, it seems particularly interesting, especially in the snowy season. But nowadays there are not many days when it snows in Beijing. We can only make up for it by ourselves when we come.

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    Reviewed on 1546184916000
  • huochexia
    5.0

    In autumn, I went to Zhongshan Park to see Ginkgo biloba. I came out of the east gate and did not enter the Forbidden City. I just went east along the moat and passed through the corner building at the southeast corner of the Forbidden City. The corner building is a polygonal building with four convex zigzag planes. The roof has three floors. The upper floors are the Xieshan peaks overlapping vertically and horizontally. The middle floors adopt the method of collocation and collocation. The lower eaves are waist eaves with a ring and a half slope top. The corner building has a harmonious proportion in structure and exquisite shape. In autumn, the golden ginkgo leaves inside and outside the red wall shine brighter in the dawn.

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    Reviewed on 1513472999000
  • _WeCh****564522
    5.0

    This place is inside of forbidden city. But to see This building You Don't need to enter forbidden city. This place is at exit of forbidden city. You CAN go at the exit of forbidden city and Have a look at this building.

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    Reviewed on 1564713785000
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