Travels In China – 3: The Forbidden City


  3.5 kms of citadel walls girdle palace complexes with 980 buildings in a 72 hectare royal enclosure where 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties governed from a closed-off world until the Republic overthrew the last emperor in 1911. This is the Forbidden City of China     We left Tiananmen Square, crossed…