Forbidden City holidays photo copyrighted by: BeijingChinaWorld
The Forbidden City was so named this because, for more than five hundred years, it was totally off limits to all except the rulers of China and their servants. It was the home to two dynasties of Emperors, the Ming and the Qing who strayed from the sanctuary of the city only if they absolutely had to.
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