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"China's Greatest Imperial Palace Complex"

One of China's best preserved historical monuments and the world's largest ancient palace, the Forbidden City is Beijing's crowning glory. Isolated from the rest of the city by the Tongzi River, the crimson walls and embellished roofs of the palatial complex rise against the backdrop of modern-day Beijing like a vision from the country's regal past. Construction of the sprawling complex was completed in 1420, serving as the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties for over five centuries. This UNESCO World Heritage Site encompasses a staggering 980 individual structures with 9,999 rooms that contain priceless artifacts and relics that span the ages, demonstrating the impeccable skill of the local artists and the opulent tastes of the royal family. The complex itself is the epitome of Chinese architecture and landscape design, a world unto itself of bewitching beauty. The complex is divided into two parts, the Inner Court where the King lived alongside the royal household, and the Outer Court where he performed his administrative duties. Now home to the Palace Museum, the Forbidden City's riches and treasures are laid bare for all to see and experience the depth of the country's cultural heritage.
4 Jingshan Front Street, Beijing, China, 100009
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"China's Greatest Imperial Palace Complex"
One of China's best preserved historical monuments and the world's largest ancient palace, the Forbidden City is Beijing's crowning glory. Isolated from the rest of the city by the Tongzi River, the crimson walls and embellished roofs of the palatial complex rise against the backdrop of modern-day Beijing like a vision from the country's regal past. Construction of the sprawling complex was completed in 1420, serving as the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties for over five centuries. This UNESCO World Heritage Site encompasses a staggering 980 individual structures with 9,999 rooms that contain priceless artifacts and relics that span the ages, demonstrating the impeccable skill of the local artists and the opulent tastes of the royal family. The complex itself is the epitome of Chinese architecture and landscape design, a world unto itself of bewitching beauty. The complex is divided into two parts, the Inner Court where the King lived alongside the royal household, and the Outer Court where he performed his administrative duties. Now home to the Palace Museum, the Forbidden City's riches and treasures are laid bare for all to see and experience the depth of the country's cultural heritage.
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