Built in early 1400, the Forbidden City is the only place in the world that hosting the largest number of ancient wooden buildings, preserved intact. In the first 500 years of its existence, the access in this unparalleled place was permitted only for those persons who were part of the Chinese elite.
Forbidden City from Beijing, China is an amazing adventure in the magnificent history of East Asia. Stretching over an area nearly a square kilometer, it is actually a city that lies within another city.
You may know that 24 emperors have gone through this prime location, and some of them have never stepped outside. This can be understood when you see the palace complex in the middle of this little universe. The views are breathtaking, and once you step into this realm, will be hard to leave it.
This city is a jewel(and those one thousand of its buildings) was added to UNESCO World Heritage list. And each building is a wonderful example of how the Chinese art has evolved over the years. Among the most outstanding collections include porcelain, ceramic and carved decorations.
One of the most interesting sculptures is a boat made into a pomace, and the details are truly amazing: a poem of 300 characters carved on the bottom of the boat in which there are eight fishermen, mobile doors and even a table with plates. There are so many incredible things, that it is necessary to see them with your own eyes to believe them true, and to enjoying for their beauty.
Among the most popular buildings include the Palace of Celestial Purity and Treasures Gallery. A walk through these buildings is an experience that gives you the joy to feel what it means to step into time and at any time you can meet a Chinese king.
There are many things to see here and if you travel to Forbidden City you will learn the Chinese history, so visit this place with a guide.
The town is open every day at 8:30 in the morning, but it will take several hours to explore the buildings, the gardens and the museums. Do not worry about lunch: there are many small bistros around. Every year, around 8 million visitors comes here, to the Forbidden City, to view the most original Chinese place.