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Images Dated 26th December 2004

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Ancient door, close-up Featured 26 Dec 2004 Image

Ancient door, close-up

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the mid-Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost five centuries, it served as the home of the Emperor and his household, and the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government., Built from 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 surviving buildings with 8, 707 bays of rooms[1] and covers 720, 000 square meters. The palace complex exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture, [2] and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, [2] and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world

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