Bontor Nisai Knong Kdey Soben A story that follows the aspiring modern-day architect Xiao Wei, who gets lost in the Forbidden City, during the Qing Dynasty. When given a lantern from that era, she hangs it in her apartment.
Three hundred years in the past, the 13th prince finds himself dreaming of the future where he meets Xiao Wei, only to fall in love with her.
Having time-traveled to the palace, Xiao Wei realizes she cannot recognize the man she fell for, despite having reunited with the warm-hearted 13th Prince. Undaunted, she continues her search, meeting other princes, namely the ambitious 14th Prince, the unfilial 9th Prince, the principled 4th Prince and the embattled Crown Prince. After encountering the stately Emperor Kang Xi, Xiao Wei becomes embroiled in the political turmoils dividing the Royal Court.
For all concerned, choosing the right path becomes a difficult endeavour, one that repeats itself time and again.