One of the most magical places that I've ever been to was Beijing. What I find so admirable about that city is the mix of ancient architecture and the modern skyscrappers. So today's post is about a palace is situated at the heart of Beijing.
The Forbidden City is the imperial palace, that is situated in China. It is also the largest ancient palatial structure in the world - it covers an area of about
72 hectares. There are
almost 90 palaces and courtyards,
980 buildings and 8,704 rooms. It was built from 1406 to 1420 in the center of
Beijing by the emperors of the Ming Dynasty.
It was forbidden to ordinary people, and that is where the name comes from. What is more, in 1987, it was nominated as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Mostly because it is the essence of traditional Chinese architectural accomplishment. It is also listed as one of the most important five palaces in the world.