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Hǎidiān Qū, Beijing, China — The North China Plain (Land of the yellow earth)
 

Purple Heaven Hall

紫 霄 殿 (Zixiao Dian)

 
 
Purple Heaven Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, July 16, 2011
1. Purple Heaven Hall Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1886, the hall was a lounge for princes, patriarchs and cabinet ministers when in the Summer Palace to celebrate Empress Dowager Cixi's birthdays. The cultural relics on display here are birthday presents from the princes, patriarchs and cabinet ministers to Cixi.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 39° 59.828′ N, 116° 16.063′ E. Marker is in Hǎidiān Qū, Beijing. Located at the Summer Palace. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hǎidiān Qū, Beijing 10008-0, China. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hall of Dispelling Clouds (within shouting distance of this marker); Nuclei as Heavy as Bulls (approx. 4.9 kilometers away).
 
Purple Heaven Hall Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, July 16, 2011
2. Purple Heaven Hall Marker Location
Purple Heaven Hall image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, July 16, 2011
3. Purple Heaven Hall
慈禧太后 / Empress Dowager Cixi<br>1835-1908 image. Click for full size.
Katharine A. Carl (courtesy of the Freer/Sackler Museum), 1903
4. 慈禧太后 / Empress Dowager Cixi
1835-1908
This 1903 portrait of the Empress Dowager Cixi, by Katharine A. Carl hangs in the Freer/Sackler Museum in Washington, DC.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2011, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 841 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on March 28, 2012. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2011, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.   4. submitted on June 7, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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