- Address: 4 Jingshan Qianjie, Beijing, China
- Hours: Open: Apr 1-Oct 31: 8:30am-5pm; Jul 7-Aug 26: 8am-5pm; Nov 1-Mar 31: 8:30am-4:30pm. Closed Monday afternoons except holidays.
- Admission: Adult: Apr 1 - Oct 31: CNY 60; Nov 1 - Mar 31: CNY 40. Student: CNY 20
The structure is made up of five towers, meant to resemble a phoenix in flight when viewed from above. The doorway through the central tower was for the Ming and Qing Dynasty emperors exclusively, though the empress was allowed to pass through this central gate on her wedding day. The door directly to the west was for the royal family, while the one to the east was for imperial officials. The final two doors were only used during ceremonies at the palace.