Ancient Beijing, new fantastic. Let’s follow the steps of spring, and ramble in this charming city to breathe the air of tradition and modern.
Forbidden City-Chinese imperial palace
At the city center is the imperial palace complex of 24 Ming and Qing dynastyemperors. In imperial times it was called as the Purple Forbidden City (Zi Jin Cheng)from the association of the emperors with the color of the Pole Star. Surrounded by 10meter (32 feet) high walls and gates and a 50m (I64 ft) wide moat, it was inaccessibleto ordinary people, but well populated by imperial family members, their servants andstaffs, officials, and guards.