File photo of the Palace Museum in winter.[Photo/Xinhua]
Royal Snow Also known as the Forbidden City, the Palace Museum is located at the center of Beijing. It served as the royal palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911), where 24 emperors resided and handled state affairs. The best season to admire it is winter, especially after snow, when tourist flow is lighter and the royal palace presents an aura of dignity and solemnity. On snowy days, many romantics opt to enjoy the grandeur of the royal palace on the spacious square laid with bricks and flavored with the aroma of history.