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By Paul WiesnerTHE FORBIDDEN CITY
EVERYONE SHOULD SEE THEFORBIDDEN CITYForbidden City 1
593 Years of history7,750,016 Square feet in size8,707 RoomsTHE FORBIDDEN CITY IS AMAGNIFICENT PALACE.Forbidden City 2
Constructed by the Yongle emperorConstruction began in the year 1406Completed in 1420.THE FORBIDDEN CITY IS AMAGNIFICENT P...
Home to 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties.Remained a residence until 1924Designed by a eunuch named Nguyen AnTHE ...
The Forbidden City is aligned with the Polar Star along a north-south axisCeremonial halls are arranged with southern expo...
Inner Court was imperial living quartersOuter Court was for imperial businessTHE INNER COURT & THEOUTER COURTInner and Out...
The Meridian GateThe Gate of Supreme HarmonyThe Hall of Supreme HarmonyThe Hall of Central HarmonyThe Hall of Preserved Ha...
Main entrance to the Forbidden CityTallest structureSpanning a height of 98.5 feet.No building was permitted to be taller....
GATE OF SUPREME HARMONYGate of Supreme Harmony
Most important building in the palace complexEmperors were enthronedFormal rituals were conducted hereTHE HALL OF SUPREMEH...
Added in 1765Central throneWhere the Emperor would restbefore reigning over major eventstaking place in the Hall of Suprem...
Used for rehearsing ritualsHosting banquets during the QingDynastySits on a three-tiered marble terraceHosts the most elab...
Entrance to the Inner CourtTHE GATE OF HEAVENLY PURITYGate of Heavenly Purity
Hall of Heavenly PurityThe Hall of Union and PeaceThe Hall of Earthly TranquilityThe Imperial GardenINNER COURTbenyeuda
Living quarters of the MingemperorsConsidered to be a masculinebuildingEmperors hosted New Year’s EvebanquetsMost the Ming...
The empress’s throne roomWhere the ladies of the court wouldgatherTHE HALL OF UNION AND PEACEThe Hall of Union and Peace
Living quarters for the empressWas considered to have femininevirtuesServed as a sacrificial hallTHE HALL OF EARTHLYTRANQU...
Covers three acresIn the four corners of the gardenthere are pavilionsThis garden was where the emperor,empress and concub...
Barme, Geremie R. The Forbidden City. London: Profile Books, 2008.Beijing. 2013. Encyclopædia Britannica. 15 February 2013...
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  1. 1. By Paul WiesnerTHE FORBIDDEN CITY
  2. 2. EVERYONE SHOULD SEE THEFORBIDDEN CITYForbidden City 1
  3. 3. 593 Years of history7,750,016 Square feet in size8,707 RoomsTHE FORBIDDEN CITY IS AMAGNIFICENT PALACE.Forbidden City 2
  4. 4. Constructed by the Yongle emperorConstruction began in the year 1406Completed in 1420.THE FORBIDDEN CITY IS AMAGNIFICENT PALACE.Forbidden City 3
  5. 5. Home to 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties.Remained a residence until 1924Designed by a eunuch named Nguyen AnTHE FORBIDDEN CITY IS AMAGNIFICENT PALACE.Forbidden City 5
  6. 6. The Forbidden City is aligned with the Polar Star along a north-south axisCeremonial halls are arranged with southern exposuresCompass-rose
  7. 7. Inner Court was imperial living quartersOuter Court was for imperial businessTHE INNER COURT & THEOUTER COURTInner and Outer Court
  8. 8. The Meridian GateThe Gate of Supreme HarmonyThe Hall of Supreme HarmonyThe Hall of Central HarmonyThe Hall of Preserved HarmonyThe Gate of Heavenly PurityOUTER COURTOuter Court
  9. 9. Main entrance to the Forbidden CityTallest structureSpanning a height of 98.5 feet.No building was permitted to be taller.Used for the palace ritualsThe central archway was reserved for the EmperorTHE MERIDIAN GATEThe Meridian Gate
  10. 10. GATE OF SUPREME HARMONYGate of Supreme Harmony
  11. 11. Most important building in the palace complexEmperors were enthronedFormal rituals were conducted hereTHE HALL OF SUPREMEHARMONYThe Hall of Supreme Harmony
  12. 12. Added in 1765Central throneWhere the Emperor would restbefore reigning over major eventstaking place in the Hall of SupremeHarmonyTHE HALL OF CENTRALHARMONYThe Hall of Central Harmony
  13. 13. Used for rehearsing ritualsHosting banquets during the QingDynastySits on a three-tiered marble terraceHosts the most elaborate throne inthe complexTHE HALL OF PRESERVEDHARMONYThe Hall of Preserved HarmonyShea
  14. 14. Entrance to the Inner CourtTHE GATE OF HEAVENLY PURITYGate of Heavenly Purity
  15. 15. Hall of Heavenly PurityThe Hall of Union and PeaceThe Hall of Earthly TranquilityThe Imperial GardenINNER COURTbenyeuda
  16. 16. Living quarters of the MingemperorsConsidered to be a masculinebuildingEmperors hosted New Year’s EvebanquetsMost the Ming emperors died hearSite for Imperial funeralsThirteen Ming emperors made thispalace their residenceHALL OF HEAVENLY PURITYHall of Heavenly Purity
  17. 17. The empress’s throne roomWhere the ladies of the court wouldgatherTHE HALL OF UNION AND PEACEThe Hall of Union and Peace
  18. 18. Living quarters for the empressWas considered to have femininevirtuesServed as a sacrificial hallTHE HALL OF EARTHLYTRANQUILITYRostad
  19. 19. Covers three acresIn the four corners of the gardenthere are pavilionsThis garden was where the emperor,empress and concubines relaxed andwere entertained by the Chineseopera.THE IMPERIAL GARDENLi
  20. 20. Barme, Geremie R. The Forbidden City. London: Profile Books, 2008.Beijing. 2013. Encyclopædia Britannica. 15 February 2013. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/448956/Beijing>.Beijing Forbidden City (Palace Museum). Web. 20 February 2013.benyeuda. flickr.com. 21 Sep. 2012. Photograph. Web. 28 Apr. 2013. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/benyehuda/8254558856/in/photostream/>.Compass-rose. www.istockphoto.com. 2013. Vector Image. Web. 25 Apr. 2013. <http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-illustration-4580470-compass-rose.php>.Forbidden City 1. www.chinawanderer.com. 2013. Photograph. Web. 26 Apr. 2013. <http://www.chinawanderer.com/upload/0x0/81486705991a425a2ab444ce4bc0160ce.jpg?915_400 >.Forbidden City 2. www.cntraveler.com. 2012. Photograph. Web. 26 Apr. 2013. <http://www.cntraveler.com/daily-traveler/2012/03/forbidden-city-china-history-imperial-palace-beijing>.Forbidden City 3. www.layoverguide.com. 3 July 2012. Photograph. Web. 26 Apr. 2013. <http://www.layoverguide.com/2012/05/beijing-layover.html/forbidden-city-in-beijing-china>.Forbidden City 4. www.globeimages.net. 2013. Photograph. Web. 26 Apr. 2013. <http://www.globeimages.net/img-beijing-forbidden-city,-china-travel-12230.htm>.Forbidden City 5. www.gardenvisit.com. 28 Feb. 2011. Photograph. Web. 26 Apr. 2013. <http://www.gardenvisit.com/garden/forbidden_city -palace_museum>.Gate of Heavenly Purity. 2010. cultural-china.com. Photograph. Web. 28 Apr. 2013. <http://scenery.cultural-china.com/en/114S83S13696.html>.Gate of Supreme Harmony. City-images.blogspot.com. 2013. Photograph. Web. 26 Apr. 2013. <http://city-images.blogspot.com/2011/12/forbidden-city-beijing-china-photos.html>.Hall of Heavenly Purity. Hall of Heavenly Purity, Forbidden City, Beijing, China, Asia. n.d. Photograph. Web. 28 Apr. 2013. <http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Hall-of-Heavenly-Purity-Forbidden-City-Beijing-China-Asia-Posters_i8746921_.htm>.Haw, Stephen G. Beijing- A Concise History. New York: Routledge, 2007. ebook.Inner and Outer Court. TravelChinaTour.com. 2010. Map. Web. 26 Apr. 2013. <http://www.travelchinatour.com/beijing-china/forbidden-city-china-beijing.htm>.Li, Jack. chinatraveldepot.com. 12 Aug. 2011. Photograph. Web. 28 Apr. 2013. <http://blog.chinatraveldepot.com/2011/08/the-imperial-garden/>."Frommers Beijing." Lin-Liu, Jen and Sherisse Pham. Frommers Beijing. Ed. Melinda Quintero. 6th edition. Hoboken: WILEY PUBLISHING, INC., 2010. e-book. 17 January 2013.Outer Court. www.chinaspree.com. 2013. Inc Tour Beyond. Diagram. Web. 26 Apr. 2013. <http://www.chinaspree.com/china-travel-guide/china-tours-beijing-forbidden-city.html>.Rostad, Bernt. Flickr.com. 26 Jul. 2009. Photograph. Web. 28 Apr. 2013. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/brostad/4135339691/>.Shea, Marilyn. Forbidden City; Hall of Preserving Harmony. 2009. Photograph. Web. 28 Apr. 2013.<http://hua.umf.maine.edu/China/HistoricBeijing/Forbidden_City/pages/136_ForbiddenCity.html>.The Hall of Central Harmony. WORLDS TO TREK . May. 2010. Photograph. Web. 26 Apr. 2013. <http://worldstotrek.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/beijing-the-forbidden-city-outer-wall/>.The Hall of Supreme Harmony. Globe Images.net. 29 Nov. 2011. Photograph. Web. 26 Apr. 2013. <http://www.globeimages.net/img-hall-of-supreme-harmony,forbidden-city,beijing,china-11002.htm>.The Hall of Union and Peace. virtualtourist.com. 2 Aug. 2012. Photograph. Web. 28 Apr. 2013. <http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/China/Beijing_Shi/Beijing -1024960/Things_To_Do-Beijing-Forbidden_City-BR-3.html>.The Meridian Gate. Want China Time. 9 Oct. 2011. Photograph. Web. 26 Apr. 2013. <http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20111009000010&cid=1103>.WORKS CITED
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