The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City is in the heart of Beijing. In ancient times, the emperor was said to be a son of Heaven. The emperors’ residence on earth was built as a replica of the Purple Palace where God was thought to live in Heaven.

Such a divine place was certainly forbidden to ordinary people and that is why the Forbidden City is so named.

“Beijing Forbidden City, also named Palace Museum, is the most magnificent and splendid palace complex in China and one of the five world-famous palaces with the Palace of Versailles in France, Buckingham Palace in England, the White House in the U.S. and the Kremlin in Russia.”