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Forbidden Palace Moat

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The Palace Moat, Tongzi River, and residential homes Forbidden City, Beijing, China

The Forbidden Palace moat that served as the last defense of Chinese emperors since the Yongle reign of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) is known as Tongzi He (the Pipe River). The moat surrounds The Forbidden City (Tongzi River), with trees covering the wall of The Forbidden City on one side and houses on the other. This fine art photograph shows the ancient places on the outer wall of the Forbidden City palace moat. The water still creates a perfect mirror reflection of the trees and old residential houses and buildings.

What is the name of the moat that surrounds the forbidden palace in Beijing?

The palace moat is 3,300 meters long and fifty-two meters wide at its widest point. Today the river that encompasses the Forbidden City moat is called the Tongzi River. However, the Tongzi river had many names: Jinshui (Gold Water River), Yu (Jade River), or Yu He (Imperial River). But local residents in the vicinity call it the Pipe River as it once supplied fresh, clean water to the palace.


Upon completing your order, you will receive an instantly downloadable HIGH Resolution - 300Dpi JPG or TIFF file.

Please be aware you are purchasing a digital download. You will not receive a physical photo, and nothing will be shipped. Any frames, mounting options, or presentation styles are shown for representation purposes only and are not included in this purchase.

Which is better, TIFF or JPG, for art prints?

One of the most frequently asked questions is what is the difference between JPG and TIFF? I have written an article discussing the difference. Click here for more information.


This image and artwork are © Dan Kosmayer. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  Printing and use of this image are regestricted to PERSONAL USE.  Any sale, distribution, or modification of this image without prior written authorization is prohibited.  Agency licensing is available, don't hesitate to contact me.

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