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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:28 pm

For five hundred years, the Forbidden City was the imperial palace of the Chinese emperors. Located in the heart of Beijing, it is the largest surviving palace complex in the world – almost twice the size of the Vatican.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:30 pm

Built in the traditional Chinese style, the complex contains an auspicious 9,999 rooms. Life within the Forbidden City was heavily regimented in the days of the emperors..

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:31 pm

People of different ranks.. for example, were required to eat from differently-colored plates. Gold plates – yellow being the imperial color – were permitted only to the emperor and empress.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:33 pm

After the abdication of the last emperor in 1912, he was held within the confines of the city until 1924.The Emperors of China once enjoyed a second magnificent palace – the Old Summer Palace.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:34 pm

Supposedly one of the wonders of the world, it was destroyed by European forces in the Second Opium War as a punishment for the torture of British negotiators.



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Post by dipeshgainju on Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:05 am

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