"No tour of Beijing is complete..." Forbidden City - The Palace Museum Tip by o00o


No tour of Beijing is complete without a visit to the Forbidden City which was initially built by the Ming Emperor Yong Le in the early 15th century. When corruption weakened the Ming in the 17th century, its northern Manchu neighbours marched in with the help of a traitorous Ming general, took Beijing and razed the Imperial Palaces. They lost no time to adopt Chinese ways, to rebuild the Forbidden City and to set up their own Qing Dynasty.

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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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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