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Into China

Experience some of the finest handcrafted masterpieces that mirror the country’s enormous scale and capture the essence of all that culturally embodies China, past and present. Step into "Into China," a captivating permanent gallery at the Blackhawk Museum, where you can immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Chinese history and tradition. This meticulously curated exhibit offers a journey through time, showcasing artifacts that resonate with the spirit of China's heritage, all included with the general admission to the Museum.

The Emperor's Throne

At the heart of the Forbidden City, the Taihedian (Hall of Supreme Harmony) used to be the place where emperors exercised their rule over the nation. In the center of the hall is the Dragon Throne, the Grand Chair of the State. The gold-lacquered throne, with carvings of dragons symbolizing the supreme imperial power, sits on a seven-floor base. The throne is so high that the emperor’s feet were 11 meters (36 feet) above the heads of officials when they knelt in the courtyard. Such a design intensifies the imposing dignity of the ruler.

Terracotta Warriors

Our 'Into China' exhibit offers visitors a unique opportunity to delve into the rich history of the terracotta warriors, showcasing intricate replicas cast from the original priceless specimens located in China. The terracotta warriors are widely regarded as one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, offering a glimpse into the grandeur and power of the ancient Chinese empire. By visiting our exhibit, visitors will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of this iconic historical artifact and its place in the annals of human civilization.

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City, located in the heart of Beijing, is a magnificent complex of 980 structures spread across 720,000 square meters, featuring a diverse array of ancient buildings, porcelain and jade artifacts, picturesque gardens, grand plazas, and historic sites, including 9,999 rooms. Our 'Into China' exhibit provides visitors with a unique opportunity to explore the intricate details and rich history of this iconic landmark, through a meticulously crafted scale model of the Forbidden City. Visitors will gain a deeper appreciation of the architectural and cultural significance of the Forbidden City and its place in the history of China.

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