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Forbidden City - Palace of Tranquil Longevity

The group of structures were first built in 1689, and named Ningshougong (Palace of Tranquil Longevity). When rebuilt in 1772, the name was replaced with Huangjidian (Hall of Imperial Supremacy). However, the rear hall was still named Ningshougong (Palace of Tranquil Longevity). The structures here were shrunken Forbidden City since it was rebuilt for Emperor's abdication.

Now painting exhibition is held here to show famous paintings dated from the Jin dynasty to the Qing dynasty. The halls and adjacent houses have a collection of more than 100,000 pieces. Standing at Huangjimen, the Gate of Imperial Supremacy, look south and you can see Nine Dragon Screen. The north side of Ningshougong (Palace of Tranquil Longevity) is Leshoutang (Hall of Joyful Longevity).