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Forbidden City - Six Eastern Palaces

The Six Eastern Palaces stand on the other side of the central north-south axis. Most of these palaces were restored in the 17th century. They were also the living quarters for the empresses and concubines.

Today, they have mostly been turned into special exhibitions such as the Museum of Bronzes and the Museum of Ceramics.

East of the Six Palaces lie the store-houses for tea and some of the brocades. The Five Northern Kitchens (BeiWuChu) to the north fed everyone living in the eastern part of the inner court.