The palace is divided in to 3 main sections, the eastern section, middle section and western section. The buildings in the east section such as the Great Administrative Hall and Ten Kings Pavilion were built during the reign of Nurhachi. The Great Administrative Hall was significant as it was here that emperors ascended the thrones, welcomed generals and soldiers, enacted imperial edicts, etc. Buildings such as the Phoenix Tower, Qingning Palace, Grand Qing Gate, Yanging Palace, Qifu Palace and a few others were built during the period of Huangtaiji at the middle section. The west section included buildings like Wen Su Pavilion that were renovated and expanded by Emperor Qian Long.
The Imperial Palace also houses a number of ancient cultural and historical relics such as the sword used by Nurhachi and the broadsword used by Huangtaiji, various artworks including paintings, pottery, sculptures, lacquer ware and calligraphy.
As an extension of the Forbidden City, in 2004, the Shenyang Imperial Palace was listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and is the most popular tourist attraction in the city of Shenyang. There are many more things to see inside this glorious Shenyang Imperial Palace including the many artefacts decorating the courtyard and other various rooms here.
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