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Imperial Palace Gugun (the Forbidden city)

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The former Imperial Palace Museum in Beijing is in downtown Beijing. In 1420 g had completed construction of this magnificent Palace, which lasted 14 years. Even during the reign of the Mongol yuan dynasty, this Palace, located on the square in 72 hectares, became her residence. And currently, the Palace is considered one of the world's greatest palaces.

None to date have not exactly calculated the cost of building this Palace, but historical records tell us that the materials for construction were brought from everywhere, including the most remote provinces of Guangdong and Yunnan, located thousands of kilometers away from Beijing. Million workers and a hundred thousand craftsmen were hired for the construction of the Palace Museum in Beijing.

24 emperors of the Qing dynasty and Ming ruled China from here, but for the common people for many centuries this Palace has been closed. And today, after 75 years ago, China's last Emperor left the Palace, he is still closed to curious tourists. Half of the Forbidden city, as before, surrounded by an aura of mystery. The world, cut off from life, strictly regulated, rich and lush, a few centuries living their lives.

The Palace Museum in Beijing - the first of the objects of China, UNESCO included in the list of world cultural heritage. Red walls and yellow roofs can be seen from the height of the Coal slides, located in a favorite Park of the Emperor, visiting the Forbidden city. These two colors - red and yellow - the primary colors of the Palace Museum in Beijing.

You can also visit the pavilions of watches, jewelry and pottery as well as art exhibition. In addition, interesting art pavilions of the Ming and Qing dynasties, bronze wares and an exhibition hall with historical and artistic values.

And required to visit three Palace hall: Harmony — Jonhagen, Supreme Harmony - Canhadian and preserve the Harmony - Baohedian. Here you can admire the artistic relics belonging to the different eras of China, to get acquainted with the cultural heritage of the Chinese people. In addition, there are ancient artifacts and treasures of the emperors, for example, such as a wonderful collection of puppets and hours.