Architecture lovers must visit forbidden city – Beijing

If you are planning to visit Beijing, never forget to include the Forbidden City in your top 5 sight seeing places. The place is famous for its admiring architecture and no doubt history lovers would be going to love this place. The Forbidden City is also known by the name “Palace Museum” because it used to be the Chinese imperial palace for the Ming and Qing dynasties. In 1987, UNESCO declared Forbidden City as a World Heritage Site. The palace museum is situated in the center of Beijing and it consists of more than 70 halls in various sizes. China private tours will make arrangement for you to see the architectural beauty of the Forbidden City.



The construction of the monument began in 1406, but it took almost 14 year to get completed. Histories show that twenty four emperors used to live there during the Ming and Qing Dynasty. Many buildings in the Forbidden City were rebuilt, keeping the original architectural structure. The world’s largest palace museum covers about 74 hectares from north to south. For security purpose you will find defensive wall of 10 meter height and at each corner there are watchtowers which are heavily guarded. The building is rectangular in shape and most buildings are made with wood. If you are looking for a travel consultant who will make arrangement for you in a customized way, then visit They are reliable and have a good reputation for their excellent service. China private tours have experienced professionals to help you to plan your trip to Beijing at a competitive price.


The entrance to the tourist to the Forbidden city is through the gate of the heavenly palace – Tian’anmen. Through this gate you will reach the main entrance of the palace. The new lunar calendar was announced by the emperor at Meridian Gate. Tourist can enter through the Meridian Gate and you will find two parts of the building – the outer court and the inner court. The outer court consists of three main buildings – the hall of supreme harmony, the hall of central harmony and the hall of preserving harmony. This is the place where emperors used to attend grand ceremonies. The inner court consists of three main structures – the palace of heavenly peace, the palace of union and peace and the place of terrestrial tranquility. Ask your private guide to cover all these places. To enjoy China’s colorful heritage do online booking through China private tours.