Forbidden City – Imperial Palace Beijing, China

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The Forbidden City – Imperial Palace

Photos by Stephen Welch, 22 Oct 2017:

Forbidden City Beijing

Forbidden City Beijing buildings

Date: Mid-Ming Dynasty
Location: central Beijing
History: Former home of the Emperor for 5 centuries
Built: 1406-20
Area: 720,000 sqm approx.
Status: UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987

Photos of Beijing Architecture : Andrew McRae

Forbidden City

Forbidden City Beijing

Almost 1000 traditional, mostly wooden-framed structures
Rectilinear in plan it is surrounded by an 8m high wall and 52m wide moat
Each corner is celebrated with an elaborate tower
Became ‘Palace Museum’ in 1924

View across Tiananmen Square looking towards the Forbidden City:
Forbidden City Beijing

Entrance to the city through the Gate of Heavenly Peace:
Forbidden City Forbidden City

View from within the city:
Forbidden City view

Roof detail within the area:
Forbidden City building

Sculpture in front of the Mao Zedong Memorial Hall building:
Mao Zedong Memorial Hall Beijing Building

The Temple of Heaven:
Temple of Heaven Building in Beijing Temple of Heaven

Location:Beijing, China