Forbidden City in China

The Forbidden City, China

The third Ming emperor YongLe returned the capital to Beijing (from Nanjing) and in 1406 he began construction of a new and extremely grand imperial palace complex. The building work took 14 years to complete - and an estimated one million workers, including 100,000 artisans, were involved.
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Exploring the Forbidden City

The Forbidden City is located in the Tiananmen Square; heart of Beijing and is the most impressive and elegant palatial complex in the world. It consists of a number of buildings which together house 9,999 1/2 rooms.
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The Forbidden City - Home of the Imperial Emperors in Ancient China

If there is one place in China you have to see, it is the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City is an imperial palace that was the home to 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties from 1420 to 1912. Mere words alone simply cannot describe how impressive the Forbidden City is and how it was and still is an integral part of Chinese culture and history. A visit to the Forbidden City should be ranked high on every travellers bucket list.
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China's Top 7 - Seven Places to Visit in Mainland China

China is a country on the move. Peasant farmers are moving to the cities in vast numbers and creating a huge growth in production and demand of resources. In this push in creating the modern China I hope the things that have made China great in the past are not forgotten. China is so huge and there is so much to see this list is almost impossible to limit to just 7, but I'll try.
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A Monumental UNESCO Heritage Site - The Forbidden City

From the middle of the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty, the Forbidden City was the imperial palace of the Chinese. The city is situated in the center of Beijing and shelters the Palace Museum. The Emperor and his family had used it as their home for nearly 5 centuries and it served as the ritual and political center of the Chinese government.
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Forbidden City - Experience Sheer Elegance of the World's Largest Palace Complex

Perfectly placed in the heart of Beijing, Forbidden City is a graceful historical marvel which China proudly displays. Known as Gu Gong in Chinese, this world renowned heritage site was the majestic palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties and its 980 buildings with 8707 bays of rooms symbolize traditional Chinese architecture. This dazzling historical site has been the inspiration for many cultural and architectural developments in Asia and excels as the largest surviving palace complex in the world.
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