Exploring the Forbidden City

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace for the Ming Dynasty through the end of the Qing Dynasty. It was home to emperors for almost 500 years and also served as the ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government. It now houses the Palace Museum. Built from 1406 to 1420, it consists of 980 buildings and covers 7,800,000 square feet.

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Entering the Forbidden City.

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Touching as many of theses gold knobs on the doors is said to bring good luck.

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Taking a break from walking a good part of the 7,800,000 square feet.

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You don’t really want to experience the one or even the two star-rated toilets. BYOTP.

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One thought on “Exploring the Forbidden City

  1. So many great pictures! Looks like you are seeing amazing things and having a great time. So nice to see pictures of you and your brother too. Safe travels home!

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