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Notes on the Geography of China: Beijing: Imperial Palaces: Photo 5

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Every now and then you see something curious but inaccessible, such as this, the Pavilion of the Rain of Flowers, a Buddist temple (Dafo) on the western side of the Inner Court. Adjoining it is the Palace of Peace and Compassion (Cining), a home of the Qing emperors and their families. Unlike the Ming emperors, the Qing did not generally live in the central palaces of the Inner City. Both this temple and the adjoining palace are closed to the public.

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