The Forbidden City (Zǐjìnchéng 紫禁城 Gùgōng 故宫)


Architectural details of the Forbidden City reflect highly specialized building techniques. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.

The Forbidden City, located in the center of Beijing, is the largest and most complete ancient palace in China, an unparalleled monument whose massive architecture and beauty encapsulate the Chinese notion of the unlimited power enjoyed by imperial rulers.

The Forbidden City in the heart of Beijing is an ancient architectural complex, commonly known as….

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By | 2014-12-16T16:54:25+00:00 January 23rd, 2012|Architecture, Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, History, Arts, and Culture|Comments Off on The Forbidden City (Zǐjìnchéng 紫禁城 Gùgōng 故宫)

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