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Description The Forbidden City in the middle of Beijing was the hub of imperial China from the fifteenth to the twentieth century. It was not until the end of the nineteenth century that westerners managed to pen... more

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Description Despite the political upheaval and social change in China, the life of rigid protocol and ritual in the Forbidden City remained unaltered until the day when the modern world entered its gates and chan... more

History Books

Description SECRETS OF THE FORBIDDEN CITY goes inside Beijing's magnificent palace, built for the Yongle Emperor at the turn of the 15th century. Using state-of the-art CGI and reconstructions the documentary tel... more

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Review of Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), Beijing

Excellent

historical site

too big and too crowded

...I have lived in Beijing for more than 11 years. I visited Forbidden City several times. Briefly I would like to say if you want to know Chinese history in the late 500 years, you must visit Forbidden City also know as Palace museum. It was an imperial palace for Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911). During the period there were 24 emperors and their families. Now it's a public museum. It...

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Review of Forbidden City Hotel, Beijing

Excellent

Fantastic insight into the life and lives of those who lived within the walls.

A lot of tourists you will never ever get the perfect photo.

...The Forbidden City. Beijing. I remember as a child looking at pictures and reading about the last Emperor and the Forbidden city and although I had a vivid imagination I never thought I would ever go and visit the Palace, Visiting the palace was one of my biggest dreams so I was very fortunate enough to visit it and I would hope that I can make another visit there one day soon...

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Review of Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), Beijing

Excellent

“Forbidden City, Beijing”

published 25/07/2005

Beautiful, historical landmark of beijing

it is sooo big! and probably wont get round to see it all

...The Forbidden City lies in the center of Beijing, it is called Gu Gong, in Chinese and was the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Today it is known as the Palace Museum. It is the world's largest palace complex surrounded by a six meter deep moat and a ten meter high wall with thousands of buildings inside. It is to the north of Tiananmen Square and is one amazing site to see...

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