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Forbidden City

Forbidden CityFormerly known as the Forbidden City. Palace Ming and Qing dynasties, China 's largest and most complete extant ancient buildings. 1988 by UNESCO as "World Cultural Heritage." Forbidden City covers an area of 720,000 square meters, building 9999 half, building area of 155,000 square meters. Is a symmetrical rectangular style beautiful towering turrets, the wall has a width of 52 meters surrounded by a moat, the formation of a castle guarded barriers. Imposing building, luxury magnificent, is the essence of ancient Chinese architecture.

In accordance with the doctrine of the ancient Chinese astrology, Ziwei Yuan ( ie Polaris ) is located in transit, has been the home of Heaven, Heaven correspond to the emperor's residence is also known as the Forbidden City. Third Ming emperor Zhu Di, after usurping the throne, decided to move the capital Beijing, which began to build the palace, to the Ming Yongle eighteen years ( 1420 ) completed. In 1911, a revolution overthrew China's last feudal monarchy - Qing dynasty, 1924 Johnson emperor Pu Yi was expelled from the palace. In this 500 years, a total of 24 emperors lived and worked in the country to implement the ruling.

Beijing tour to Forbidden City buildings are wooden structures, yellow glazed tile roof, green Whitehead base, decorated with magnificent painting. One of the most striking is that the three main hall, first hall of Supreme Harmony is the most magnificent building, commonly known as " throne room ", is where emperors held the ceremony, and in the house of the former emperor to take a break and exercises ritual ceremony place, Paul Hall and then gives a dinner for the annual New Year's Eve Outlying kings and emperors. National Palace Museum, a large quantity of precious cultural relics, according to statistics a total of 1,052,653 as much as a cultural one million collectively accounted for 1 / 6 of the total number of artifacts, many of which are unique treasures. The establishment of the ancient art galleries, museum treasures, watch parlors in several palaces, these exquisite works of art people bear to leave.

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