Forbidden City, China
紫禁城

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Huangji Dian or Hall of Imperial Supremacy, Forbidden City (Gùgōng) 故宫, China — December 12, 2007

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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Guarding lions, Forbidden City, China — December 12, 2007


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Late autumn tree, Forbidden City, China — December 12, 2007


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Qianqing Gong or Palace of Heavenly Purity, Forbidden City, China — December 12, 2007


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Throne room, Forbidden City, China — December 12, 2007


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Autumn, Forbidden City, China — December 12, 2007


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Winter in the Forbidden City, China — December 12, 2007


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Guarding lion, Forbidden City, China — December 12, 2007


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Crowds touring, Forbidden City, China — December 12, 2007


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¥40.00 ticket for the Forbidden City, China — December 12, 2007


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Yangxing Dian or Hall of Spiritual Cultivation, Forbidden City, China — December 12, 2007


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In front of the Wumen or Meridian Gate, Forbidden City, China — December 12, 2007


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Taihemen or Gate of Supreme Harmony under construction, Forbidden City, China — December 12, 2007


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Forbidden scafolding, Forbidden City, China — December 12, 2007


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View from Luke’s house, Běijīng, China — December 11, 2007

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