Forbidden City (Chinese Zijin Cheng) is situated in the heart of Beijing, China, and was the home of 24 rulers of the Qing and Ming Dynasties and now serves as the Palace Museum. It was built by the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and it took fourteen years from 1406 to 1420 to construct this magnificent contraction.
The complex covers 720,000 m2 and consists of 980 buildings with 8,707 bays of rooms. After the Chinese Civil War museum’s former collection was separated and the part of it is now located in the National Palace Museum in Taipei but both museums descend from the same institution. Read more