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A vast majority of tourists who visit Beijing for the first time consider the Forbidden City as a place they must see. The Forbidden City, known as Gugong in Mandarin, once served as the imperial palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is a symbol of ancient China. Although it is no longer China's political centre, you can still feel its former glory once you are within the courtyard and surrounded by the high walls. Its long history has left behind a large amount of precious architecture and cultural relics, making it one of the most important cultural heritage in modern China.
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Hall of Middle Harmony (Zhonghe Dian)
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Palace Museum, also called Imperial Palace Museum, Gugong Bowuyuan (“Ancient Palace Museum”), in Beijing, museum housed in the main buildings of the former Imperial Palaces. It exhibits valuable objects from Chinese history.
The palace consists of many separate halls and courtyards. The outer buildings of the palace became a museum in 1914, although the imperial family continued to live in the private apartments until 1924. In 1925, after the former emperor Puyi of the Qing dynasty was moved out, the Palace Museum was formally established. Many of the halls surrounding the museum are presented as they would have appeared in dynastic times. The main buildings of the museum include the Hall of Supreme Harmony, one of the largest wooden buildings in China. The Hall of Preserving Harmony displays a fine collection of works of art, many from the imperial treasures. Among the more impressive works is a 14-metre- (47-foot-) long Yuan fresco that was taken from the Xinghua Temple.
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This former royal compound, where size matters, is more than a half-mile long and exhausting to see. Home to 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties between 1420 and 1925, Forbidden City is a heritage site, not a museum of antiquities. Laid out according to Confucian ideals, its men-only outer court comprises more than 90 palaces while the family-centric inner court was devoted to imperial residences and ceremonial halls.
The Forbidden City (Chinese name: Gugong, 'the Former Palace', 故宫) was the palatial heart of China. Constructed in 1420, during the early Ming Dynasty, it is China's best-preserved imperial palace, and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world.
The Forbidden City is an imperial palace complex of the Ming and Qing dynasties in Beijing, China. As one of the five most important palaces in the world, the grand halls and walls proudly display the essence and culmination of traditional Chinese architecture, fitting for the capital city of the world's largest nation. #urbanexplorer
Most people in the world know it or heard about it: The Forbidden City. Also known as the Palace Museum 故宫, it lies in the city center of Beijing, and was once the Chinese imperial palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1987 and is the largest, best-preserved ancient palace complex in the world. Constructed between 1406 and 1420, the Forbidden City was home to 24 emperors and their families.
🏴 Two subway stations get you close to there: TianAnMen West and East. By taxi or bus is also possible.
🎟️ Important! You have to buy your ticket online and some days in advance. Best option is their official WeChat account.
ℹ️ You can rent an audio guide or go with a guided tour.
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