The Called ‘ forbidden city ‘ to the Imperial Palace, Who they stayed in it 24 from Chinese emperors, over 600 years. and gained its name from the heightened security measures that had been taken to protect the emperors living in it.
The city is one of the biggest Palaces in the world, it’s also one of the largest historical monuments, built of wood, and Contains one million artifact Which show Chinese history and culture, and represent a sixth of historical monuments located throughout China. and the city surrounded by moat varies in width between 30 and 50 meters, so don’t link the city by land only through its gates.
It also contains the ground city stone blocks spanning several meters underground, and to prevent enemy infiltration into the city through the drilled tunnels underground. And the city devoid of trees, except for a small section It includes of Private bathroom to the Emperor, because security measures also to prevent the infiltration of the city’s enemies hiding behind trees.
There are four city gates in North, South, East and West, there are also observation towers at the corners of the huge city walls, control of the surrounding area.
And the city filled with statues and pictures of real animals and legendary, comes on the top of the Dragon, the legendary animal which stands for power and prestige, which spread his statues and paintings throughout the city.
And since Transformation the city beside Tiananmen Square in Beijing into a Museum, tourists are Visit to learn its secrets and taboos, and visit the city of more than 10 million people annually, and 16 million tourists visited in the last year.
And incorporated into the United Nations Educational, scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the forbidden city on the World Heritage list in 1987 and recorded as one of the largest wooden buildings remaining in the current era archaeological.
Visitors are not allowed to roam in most sections of the city, but they see it from the outside. And important visitors are only allowed to enter the ballroom and most rooms, so as to preserve the historical relics.