Imperial Garden Buildings, Forbidden City, China (#6057)
copyright © 2004 Chris Gregerson. Available format: 6 megapixel (3072 x 2048 total resolution)
picture date: 2004-10-07
The Imperial Garden (YuHuaYuan), built in 1417 during the Ming Dynasty, was so-named because it was exclusive to the Imperial Family. As a private garden, it was mainly used for meditation and relaxation. In this photo, the Pavilion of 1,000 Autumns can be seen in the background.
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