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The Forbidden City

Beijing, China
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Occupying roughly 72,3600 square meters in size, the yellow-roofed and red-walled Forbidden City is the largest wooden palace in the world and was home to the last 24 emperors of China in the past 500 years. Today, the magnificent complex houses the Palace Museum, the top destination to find the best artistic treasure of imperial China. Founded in 1925, the palace contains 1,052,653 pieces of exhibits including the 528-centimeter-long masterpiece painting Along the River During the Qingming Festival as well as the emperor's stamp made with sandalwood. All items are displayed in various imperial halls, from the Empress's bed chamber to the Emperor's office.

Occupying roughly 72,3600 square meters in size, the yellow-roofed and red-walled Forbidden City is the largest wooden palace in the world and was home to the last 24 emperors of China in the past 500 years. Today, the magnificent complex houses the Palace Museum, the top destination to find the best artistic treasure of imperial China. Founded in 1925, the palace contains 1,052,653 pieces of exhibits including the 528-centimeter-long masterpiece painting Along the River During the Qingming Festival as well as the emperor's stamp made with sandalwood. All items are displayed in various imperial halls, from the Empress's bed chamber to the Emperor's office.

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