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Inside the Forbidden City  

Inside the Forbidden City

Forbidden City - Or Is It?

August 7th 2010
So what is the Forbidden City, or Imperial Palace? It is a place of kings and kingdoms, a place where if you were poor, you couldn't live there unless you basically served the royal people such as in the role of a courtesan or eunuch. Therefore there had to be a clear defining point regarding where the boundaries start and where they end so it contains a thick outer wall and an inner wall. A place ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing » Forbidden City

Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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