China’s Qing emperor and imperial family members enjoyed a lavish lifestyle at Beijing’s Forbidden City, with only the finest ingredients used for preparing two huge meals featuring about 20 dishes each day – the first served at 6am and the second at about noon.

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China’s Qing emperor and imperial family members enjoyed a lavish lifestyle at Beijing’s Forbidden City, with only the finest ingredients used for preparing two huge meals featuring about 20 dishes each day – the first served at 6am and the second at about noon.
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