Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang

Brief description

Seat of supreme power for over five centuries (1416-1911), the Forbidden City in Beijing, with its landscaped gardens and many buildings (whose nearly 10,000 rooms contain furniture and works of art), constitutes a priceless testimony to Chinese civilization during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Unesco WHS list ref:  439

I visited this amazing place during a work trip. It was a national holiday so the Square and Palace were crowded with local people out and about.

From my collection


Cards to swap


Entrance to the Forbidden City

I have several more views of the Forbidden City – scans will be added soon.


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