Chinese palaces often refer to the large-scaled architectural complex where China's emperors lived, so they are deemed as the most important building types in ancient China, as well as the superior accomplishments of Chinese architecture. In the course of the long Chinas feudal society, imperial power-centered centralism was fully developed, and palaces, therefore, embodied the feudal ideology and the rigid hierarchy to the full. In fact, palaces date back to the Xia Dynasty, reaching the peak in Sui Dynasty and Tang Dynasty. In the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty, they were even more exquisite and magnificent. In short, Chinese palaces are symbolic of the highest traditional architectural level.