A simulation picture of a lake in Da Ming Palace
Chinese documentary Da Ming Palace premiered in the UN headquarters in New York Wednesday, transporting audiences to the flourishing Tang Dynasty more than a thousand years ago.
Located in the northern part of Xi'an city, the capital of northwestern China's Shaanxi Province, Da Ming Palace is the most splendid architectural complex of the Tang Dynasty. It is also renowned as the Eastern Sanctuary and demonstrates the developed economy, blooming culture and sophisticated architectural technique at the time.
The documentary Da Ming Palace contains various special effects to demonstrate the historical features of the palace. The film has won great public acclaim during its showing in China.
Director Jin Tiemu said at the premiere ceremony he hoped that the movie could help the world to "know the true legend of Tang and find the ultimate spirit of Tang embedded within."
Ambassador Liu Zhenmin, China's deputy permanent representative to the UN, said the Tang Dynasty enjoys a "significant and unique status in China's history." The Tang Dynasty had 20 emperors who ruled China from the 7th to the 9th centuries A.D.
"China at that time was a remarkably open society with unprecedented frequent and extensive exchanges and interactions with the rest of the world," Liu said.