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Beijing is synonymous with the Forbidden City – once the political, religious, cultural as well as geographical center of the city. The complex is made up of 980 buildings arranged over 180 acres of space. No detail was unplanned, from the yellow of the glazed roof tiles (a hue reserved for the Emperor) and the layout of the buildings, which were set according to the edicts of the Classic of Rites. Be sure to visit the Palace Museum, home to over 1 million rare pieces of art – including some of the finest ceramics, porcelain, bronzes, and enamel objects in the world.

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Forbidden City

Beijing is synonymous with the Forbidden City – once the political, religious, cultural as well as geographical center of the city. The complex is made up of 980 buildings arranged over 180 acres of space. No detail was unplanned, from the yellow of the glazed roof tiles (a hue reserved for the Emperor) and the layout of the buildings, which were set according to the edicts of the Classic of Rites. Be sure to visit the Palace Museum, home to over 1 million rare pieces of art – including some of the finest ceramics, porcelain, bronzes, and enamel objects in the world.