Forbidden City in Beijing



We recently  travelled to the Forbidden City in Beijing (China) and it was very impressive! We always thought ‘that the way must be the end’ but it was so huge that we ended up spending hours there.
The Forbidden City is in central Beijing and was the Chinese Imperial
Palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. For almost 500 years it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as being the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. The ordinary people were not allowed to enter the city, explaining the name ‘‘Forbidden City‘‘.
It was built between 1406 to 1420 and the city is made up of 980 buildings. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 and UNESCO currently cites the city as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.


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