Top 10 treasures inside the Forbidden City

By Elaine Duan
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 Riverside Scene during Qingming Festival (清明上河图)

Where to be found: the Paintings and Calligraphy Hall of Wuying Palace 武英殿书画馆

Riverside Scene during Qingming Festival

Riverside Scene during Qingming Festival. 

Riverside Scene during Qingming Festival is one of the top ten Chinese classical paintings. It was painted in the Song Dynasty by Zhang Zeduan, a royal-assigned painter who worked in the Imperial Art Academy, considered one of the greatest ancient Chinese painters.

The masterpiece is 24.8 centimeters wide and 528.7 centimeters long, depicting real-life scenes of China in the 12th century. It displays the prosperous city of Bianjing (now called Kaifeng) on Qingming Festival, highlighting the developed economy of the Song Dynasty.

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