"Forbidden City" Forbidden City - The Palace Museum Tip by Kuznetsov_Sergey

  Bijing - Forbidden City in 1988
by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Bijing - Forbidden City in 1988 - Beijing
      Bijing - Forbidden City in 1988
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Beijing - Forbidden City - Beijing
      Beijing - Forbidden City
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey

In the heart of Beijing, the Imperial Palace remained the residence of the emperors for nearly five hundred years, from the 15th century to the early 20th century, and was the actual and symbolic seat of imperial power.

Popularly known as the Forbidden City, it was built in the Ming Dynasty between the 4th and the 18th years of the Yongle period (1406 - 1420 AD).
The layout of the Forbidden City is based on a Chinese cosmic diagram of the universe that clearly defines the north-south and east-west axes.

Address: North of Tiananmen Square
Directions: In the Center of Beijing
Phone: 010-85007422, 85007421
Website: http://www.dpm.org.cn/

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  • Updated Oct 9, 2006
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