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.
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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.