Forbidden City, China
故宮

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Brian and the view of the Forbidden City (Gùgōng) 故宫, Běijīng, China — March 25, 2001

The Chinese name for the Forbidden City is Gùgōng, which means Former Palace. A more literal translation is Zǐjinchéng 紫禁城 which means Purple Forbidden City.

Unesco World Heritage Site


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In front of the Meridian Gate 午门, Forbidden City, Běijīng, China — March 25, 2001


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Enjoying the Forbidden City, Běijīng, China — March 25, 2001


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Guardian lion (Shíshī) 石獅, Forbidden City, Běijīng, China — March 25, 2001


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Hall of the Great Supremacy (Tài Jí Diàn) 太极殿, Běijīng, China — March 25, 2001

The Empresses and Imperial Concubines of the Ming and Qing Dynasties lived here.

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¥40.00 ticket for the Forbidden City, China — March 25, 2001


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Incense burner, Forbidden City, Běijīng, China — March 25, 2001


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Golden building, Forbidden City, Běijīng, China — March 25, 2001


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Walls of the Forbidden City, Běijīng, China — March 25, 2001


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Forbidden City shop, Běijīng Běijīng, China — March 25, 2001


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Behind the Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tiān’ānmén) 天安门, Forbidden City, Běijīng, China — March 25, 2001


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Forbidden City, Běijīng, China — March 25, 2001


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Inside the Palace of Heavenly Purity 乾清宫, Forbidden City
Běijīng, China — March 25, 2001


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Palace of Heavenly Peace, Forbidden City, Běijīng, China — March 25, 2001


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Duanmen Gate, Běijīng Běijīng, China — March 25, 2001

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