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Pictures of the Forbidden City In Beijing China - Photos From Our Cruise to the Orient!

The Forbidden City or Palace is a must see on any trip to Beijing and here are our pictures of the event.

First a little history about the Forbidden City...

The Forbidden City or Forbidden Palace  is located at the exact center of the ancient city of Beijing, China was the imperial palace during the mid-Ming and the Qing Dynasties. Known now as the Palace Museum , its extensive grounds cover 720,000 square meters, 800 buildings and more than 8,000 rooms. As such, it is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world, and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1977 as the "Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties".

 The Imperial Palace Grounds are located directly to the north of Tiananmen Square and are accessible from the square via Tiananmen Gate.

Although no longer occupied by royalty, the Forbidden City remains a symbol of Chinese aristocracy and the image of Tiananmen, the entrance to the Imperial City, appears on the seal of the People's Republic of China. The Palace Museum is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. Recently, the site has been under much renovation which has limited visitors to the main courtyards and a few gardens.


Scenes from China
Pictures of the Forbbiden City... the square at the entrance to the palace.
Photos of the Forbbiden City
Waiting in the morning to get in. Cruise review pictures.
picture taken from the forbbidden city's entrance
Picture taken from the entrance of the FC.
The Forbbiden City
Picture taken outside of the Forbidden Palace.
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Photos from the Forbidden City

Inside the Forbidden City.
Forbbiden City Bill and Kathy Lund in the Forbbiden City in Beijing China   wjlkll
Photo of a chinese dragon pictures of the Forbidden City, or Forbidden Palace.
Forbidden City, Beijing China Sapphire Princess Cruise Reviews - Pictures of the Forbidden Palace Beijing China
    Bill & Kathy in the Forbidden City.
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Pictures of the Forbidden Palace
pictures of beautiful carvings in the Forbidden City in Beijing China
Pictures of ancient beautiful carvings in the Forbidden City
buildings in the forbbiden city
    Kathy and our guide
in the Forbidden city
Photo of a large metal vase
Interior picture of temple at forbidden city detailed carvings
Forbidden City
construction in the forbidden City
temple pictures
Forbidden Palace