The Forbidden City
The Forbidden City is also know as the Palace Museum
or the Purple Forbidden City.
In ancient times, the emperor was said to be a son of Heaven, and therefore
Heaven's supreme power was bestowed upon him.
The emperors' residence (the forbidden city) on earth was built as a replica of the Purple Palace
where God was thought to live in Heaven.
During the time of the Ming and Qing dynasties entrance to the "city"
was gained only by the emperor and those he chose - thus it was "forbidden"
to almost all of the Chinese people.
|An example of the painting and detail on every building|