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    The Forbidden City- National Day in China

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Before making his way to Western Mongolia, konacraig captured these photos of The Forbidden City in Beijing, China, in part of the celebration of National Day. His image was featured as CNN's Travel Photo of the Day for November 21, 2012.
    - Anika3, CNN iReport producer

    On September 30, 2012 we continued our visit to Beijing, China to celebrate National Day. We stopped by the Forbidden City.

    The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.

    Built in 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 7,800,000 sq ft. The palace complex exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture,[2] and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.

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