Forbidden City

The Forbidden City refers the once imperial Chinese palace since the mid-Ming Dynasty up to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It was almost for a span of 500 years that this Palace was the abode of the Chinese Emperor and his household. In fact, it was the center of several political as well as ceremonial activities of the Chinese government.  This site which at present accommodates the Palace Museum is situa8ted in the center of Beijing in China.

It was constructed in the time phase of 1406 up to 1420. The Forbidden City complex comprises of about 980 existent buildings along with 8,707 bays of rooms and extends up to an area covering 720,000 sq. m. The traditional Chinese palatial architecture is exemplified by the palace complex that has had an impact upon the cultural as well as architectural growth in East Asia regions.

The Forbidden City has been in the supervision of the Palace Museum ever since 1924. The wide-ranging compilation of artwork as well as artefacts in the Museum was shaped upon the imperial collections of the Ming and Qing dynasties. A section of the museum's previous collection can now be found in the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Although the 2 museums are inspired from the same establishment, but were split subsequent to the Chinese Civil War.

In the year 1987, the Forbidden City was acknowledged a World Heritage Site that has been listed by UNESCO as comprising the world’s largest set of conserved ancient wooden.

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