"Imperial Palace" Forbidden City - The Palace Museum Tip by sunnywong

  Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), Peking
by sunnywong

24 emperors ruled China from within the Forbidden City during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911AD). The Forbidden City is so named as commoners were barred from entering the palace grounds.

The Throne Hall or the Hall of Supreme Harmony is China's tallest ancient palace building and is where during the reign of the Ming and Qing emperors, all important national ceremonies took place. After being the center of the Chinese world for nearly 500 years, the Forbidden City is now one of the largest and best preserved palace complexes in the world. The Palace Museum has been opened to the public since the 1950s and around a million rare and valuable objects are housed there. Visitors should plan on spending at least 1/2 a day here.

Address: North of Tiananmen Square
Directions: The Front Gate of Tian An Men is the entrance fo the Imperial Palace
Phone: 010-85007422, 85007421
Website: http://www.dpm.org.cn/

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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