Palace Museum brings virtual tour of Forbidden City hall nationwide



BEIJING, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese audiences nationwide will be able to take a virtual tour of a royal hall in the Forbidden City over the next three years, the Palace Museum said Friday.

The museum launched a travel exhibition to enable virtual visits to the Hall of Mental Cultivation, where several Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) emperors handled routine state affairs and received officials, a museum press release said.

The museum has carefully recorded and collected digital data on the Hall of Mental Cultivation architecture and its collections, since 2006.

With virtual reality and digital resources, audience can spend a day in the hall virtually, learning about ancient architecture and life in the Qing court.

The "Discovering the Hall of Mental Cultivation: A Digital Experience," exhibition has been displayed in the the Forbidden City since October 2017.

The first stop of the exhibition tour will be Shanghai.