The Forbidden City

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The Forbidden City

  1. 1. The forbidden city<br />esl class by albertoaguirre<br />
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  3. 3. Beijing.china<br />
  4. 4. The forbidden city was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty<br />It is located in the middle of beijing<br />And now is called (palace museum)<br />For almost five hundred years; it served as the home of the emperors and their households<br />
  5. 5. It was built in 1406 to 1420 (16 years)<br />The complex consists of 980 surviving buildings with 9000 bays of rooms<br />It covers 720,000 m2 (7,800,000sq ft)<br />
  6. 6. It was declared a world heritage site in 1987<br />It was listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world<br />And as the (imperial palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties)<br />
  7. 7. It was required more than a million workers to built it <br />Material used include whole logs of precious wood and large blocks of marble<br />The floors of majors halls were paved with “golden bricks”<br />
  8. 8. The forbidden city was home of 24 Emperors<br />Fourteen of Ming Dynasty and ten of the Qing Dynasty<br />Puyi was the last Emperor of forbidden city<br />
  9. 9. It was divided into two parts <br />The outer court or from court was used for ceremonial purposes <br />The inner court or back palace was the residence of the emperor and his family<br />
  10. 10. The most important buildings are situated on the central, north and south<br />It has three Halls ,the hall of supreme harmony, the hall of central harmony and the hall of preserving harmony<br />The hall of supreme harmony is the largest<br />
  11. 11. Thank you<br />Religion was an important part of life of the imperial city<br />Taoist religion was and continued to have an important role<br />Another prevalent form of religion was Buddhism<br />It is visited for more than nine millions people around the world<br />

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