Forbidden City Beijing   Forbidden City Summer Palace Temple of Heaven Tiananmen Square Peking opera

Key attraction information

Area: 74 ha
Opened: 1420
Number of rooms: 8700
Used by: 24 emperors


The Forbidden City is the imperial palace complex in the middle of Beijing, used from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty.

It is on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

It is the largest palace complex in the world. It is divided into two parts: the Outer Court and the Inner Court. 

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