China - Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang - China

Seat of supreme power for over five centuries (1416-1911), the Forbidden City in Beijing, with its landscaped gardens and many buildings (whose nearly 10,000 rooms contain furniture and works of art), constitutes a priceless testimony to Chinese civilization during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The Imperial Palace of the Qing Dynasty in Shenyang consists of 114 buildings constructed between 1625–26 and 1783. It contains an important library and testifies to the foundation of the last dynasty that ruled China, before it expanded its power to the centre of the country and moved the capital to Beijing. This palace then became auxiliary to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. This remarkable architectural edifice offers important historical testimony to the history of the Qing Dynasty and to the cultural traditions of the Manchu and other tribes in the north of China.

Date of Inscription: 1987

Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang

 rec Aug 2011 // China x OC RR from julia_jery

This Post is Part from the Sunday Stamp Blog - especially the chinese stamps. I always like to get chinese postcard due to the stamps :) They are always big and colorful and the marks are most of the time blotted... sometimes i also wish i could read chinese... coz otherwise i've never an idea what the stamps are showing... 


  1. The cards give a wonderful impression of the size of the forbidden city. China produces interesting stamps, I always like it when there a lots on card.

  2. Beautiful palaces and the stamps on the card are wonderful.

  3. Thank you so much for joining Sunday Stamps! It's great to see the postcard that the stamps are on, too. I have not seen these Chinese stamps before, and I especially like the the balanced rock one.

  4. You can look up information in English about Chinese stamps here:

  5. It was the balanced rock that caught my eye immediately. It's good to see modern Chines stamps - those I have are boring.

  6. I adore Chinese stamps too!! They are so nice and colourful and come in such variety of subjects!

  7. Yes, the stamps from China are really superb. I chose Chinese stamps this week too and I don't know what they are about either.

    PS I've just returned home and I'll reply to your kind comment about the Swiss stamps when I have some time tomorrow. :)

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