Discover The Forbidden City- Outer Court

by Roy Li's Beijing Tours
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  • Location
    Beijing, China
  • Duration
  • Group Size
    Up to 100+ guests
  • Language(s)
    • English,
    • 中文 (Chinese)
  • $


The Forbidden City also known as Palace Museum.

The Palace Museum was established on October 10, 1925. It is compatible with buildings, collections and rich palace history and culture. The Forbidden City where it is located covers an area of 106.09 hectares, which is the largest existing Museum in the world. The best preserved ancient palace complex with wooden structure represents the highest achievement of Chinese traditional official architecture.

The orderly and magnificent architectural complex in the Forbidden City is recognized as the most representative symbol of the traditional culture of the Chinese nation both at home and abroad.

In 1961, the Forbidden City was announced by the State Council as the first batch of national key cultural relics protection units. It was listed in the world heritage list by UNESCO in 1987. Today, with an annual audience of 17 million, the Forbidden City ranks first among all museums and world cultural heritages in the world.

It is also known as the "Forbidden Palace" in English. The palace was "forbidden" in the sense that, aside from members of the imperial household, no one could enter it without the Emperor's permission.

Today, the site is most commonly known as Gugong in Chinese, which means the "Former Palace." The museum which is located in these buildings is known as the "Palace Museum". In the Manchu language it is called Dabku-ri dorgi hoton, which literally means the "Layered Inner City."

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