21 April 2015

#860 China

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. It is located in the center of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. It served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government for almost 500 years.

Today, the site is most commonly known in Chinese as Gùgōng (故宫), which means the "Former Palace". The museum which is based in these buildings is as the "Palace Museum" (Chinese: 故宫博物院; pinyin: Gùgōng Bówùyùan).

It's in the List of UNESCO WHS as a part of Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties In Beijing and Shenyang.

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 1987 

Date of Issue: 2015 | Year of the Goat
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