The Forbidden City

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Forbidden City
Beijing's number one tourist attraction is a massive former imperial palace known as the Forbidden City. Between 1416 and 1911, it was home to 24 Ming and Qing dynasty emperors and their families and staff. In 1912, after the abdication of Puyi—the last emperor of China, who ascended the throne when he was not yet three years old—the Outer Court opened to the public; in 1925 the Palace Museum was opened, with a collection of nearly 1 million Chinese antiquities. The Forbidden City has nearly 1,000 buildings spread across 72 hectares (178 acres), making it the world's largest palace complex.
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4 Jingshan Front St, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100006
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