The Forbidden City November 1st 2008 The Forbidden City, 72 hectres, world's biggest surviving palace, houses 1.5 million artifacts. It was the imperial palace from mid-Ming dynasty to the end of Qing dynasty and it was home to 24 emperors (14 from Ming dynasty & 10 from Qing dynasty) & the last emperor was Puyi.
It was constructed in 1406 during Yongle's (Zhu Di , son of Hongwu emperor - 3rd emperor of Ming dynasty) reign & the c ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing » Forbidden City 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