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The Forbidden City is a complex of buildings in China
. It is located in the capital Beijing
. It can be found in the city centre, close to Tiananmen Square
. This complex was built during the reign of the Ming Dynasty, which ruled China
between 1368 - 1644, and which was the last Chinese national dynasty. Nowadays, the Forbidden City is also known as the Palace Museum. The city is surrounded by walls and a moat. The whole area of the city is 960 m long and 760 m wide. All the buildings in this complex are located on the north-south axis. The Forbidden City is accessible from the north through the Meridian Gate, which is connected to the Upright Gate. Behind the gate, around the middle of the complex, stands a group of ceremonial buildings - the Hall of Supreme Harmony built in 1627, where the coronation ceremonies, the emperor's birthday parties and the New Year's celebrations took place. There is also the Hall of Central Harmony, where the emperors prepared for ceremonies, and the Hall of Preserving Harmony. Next to the ceremonial places is the private, imperial part. They are separated by the Gate of Heavenly Purity composed of three buildings - the Palace of Heavenly Purity, the residential Palace of the Earthly Tranquility and between them is the Hall of Union. Until 1911, the Forbidden City was inaccessible. After the fall of the dynasty, it was opened to the ordinary people. The Forbidden City was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987.
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Last update: Oct 19, 2012 7:23:49 PM
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: 1368 Attrractions
: water moat, library How is the building used now?
: museum, hotel Was is ruler's property?
: Yes Services and possible activities
: restaurant, weddings Current state
: well-preserved Type of building
: palace, fortress