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Forbidden City
故宫博物院
Hall of Supreme Harmony 太和殿

The ceiling in the Hall of Supreme Harmony 太和殿 (Tàihé Diàn) is the most heavily decorated in the Forbidden City. Note the width of the members that support the ceiling between the pillars. The weight of the double eave roof is enormous. Just the gold glazed dragons at each end of the roof ridge weigh 4.3 tons. Set into the ceiling is a zaojing 藻井 (zǎojǐng) - a sunken ceiling, coffer, or caisson.











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