Hall of Central Harmony

Hall of Central Harmony (foreground) with Hall of Preserving Harmony

The Hall of Central Harmony (Chinese: 中和殿; pinyin: Zhōng Hé Diàn) is one of the three halls of the Outer Court of the Forbidden City, in Beijing, China, along with the Hall of Supreme Harmony and Hall of Preserving Harmony. It is smaller than the other two halls, and is square in shape. It was used by the Emperor to prepare and rest before and during ceremonies.[1]


  1. The Palace Museum. "中和殿 (Hall of Central Harmony)" (in Chinese). Retrieved 2007-07-25.

Coordinates: 39°54′59.3″N 116°23′26.2″E / 39.916472°N 116.390611°E / 39.916472; 116.390611

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