The Forbidden City of Ming & Qing Dynasties (1368 – 1912 AD)

The Forbidden City of Ming & Qing Dynasties (1368 – 1912 AD)

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace complex from the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644AD) to the end of the Qing Dynasty (1644–1912AD). It is located in the center of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.