The Dragon is the symbol of the Emperor in ancient China. Who has a title as a real dragon and son of Heaven. The Forbidden City is the imperial palace for the Emperor and the royal family in Beijing. This grand and unmatched palace complex uses enormous dragon motifs and ornaments to make it glamorous, […]
Why are the roof tiles yellow in the Forbidden City? Yellow tiles were reserved for use on the roofs of royal palaces, mausoleums, imperial gardens, and temples. This, it is said, was because yellow is the color of the Yellow River, once believed to be the cradle of the Chinese civilization. The main colors of […]
The famous Forbidden City is a world of dragons. How many dragons on earth are there in the Forbidden City? Somebody counts the dragons in the Taihe Hall and finds 12,654 dragons. There are 19 dragons painted in gold on the throne, and 79 carved on the folding screen behind the throne.