Saturday, June 13, 2009

UNESCO In China : Forbidden City

Palace Museum (also known as Forbidden City) was the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The entire palace area, rectangular in shape and 720,000 square meters in size, is surrounded by walls and a 52-meter-wide moat. There are 8,704 halls and rooms in the city. It is the largest and best preserved wooden architectural complex in the world.

The construction began in the 4th year during Ming Emperor Yongle's region.

1 comment:

Arija said...

Wonderful shot of the Hidden City, when we were there the skies were uniformly grey.
I love your photos, obviously you are well travelled. The first shot of the hill of crosses in Lithuania is particularly speaking.