From royal residence to popular period drama setting, Beijing’s Forbidden City continues to inspire awe 600 years after construction. Photo: Palace Museum
From royal residence to popular period drama setting, Beijing’s Forbidden City continues to inspire awe 600 years after construction. Photo: Palace Museum

Beijing’s Forbidden City is 600 years old – 5 mind-blowing facts about the Chinese imperial palace brought to life in Qing dynasty period dramas like Story of Yanxi Palace

Beijing’s Forbidden City turns 600 years old in 2020, while the public Palace Museum opened to visitors 95 years ago – here are some fun facts about the Unesco World Heritage Site that was saved from the ravages of Mao’s Cultural Revolution

From royal residence to popular period drama setting, Beijing’s Forbidden City continues to inspire awe 600 years after construction. Photo: Palace Museum
From royal residence to popular period drama setting, Beijing’s Forbidden City continues to inspire awe 600 years after construction. Photo: Palace Museum
READ FULL ARTICLE