The Colors of the Forbidden City

No one can visit the Forbidden City without marveling at its unique application of color. Yellow and vermilion are the thematic colors of the Forbidden City. Yellow was symbolic of imperial power in ancient China, and red has always been symbolic of happiness. Being bright colors, they give a sense of warmth and passion. All […]

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About The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, is where 24 emperors of the Ming(1368-1644) and Qing (1616-1911) dynasties ruled China from the 15th century to the early 20h century. It is the most splendid palace complex in Beijing and one of the best preserved of its kind in the world. Its awe-inspiring architecture […]

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After a long lunch in the Peking Duck, with new things for my palate, asweet soup made from lily bulbs, huge white fungi called”silver ears”,a dessert made from balls of sticky rice with sesame seeds and, of course, the tasty duck which gives it name to the restaurant, Hong Jian, fully recovered and with renewed […]

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Geomancy or feng shui is a belief based on spaces. It is thought that the universe is a harmonious whole that depends on the placement of each of its components. Stars, mountains, people, everything that exists must be in the appropriate place in accordance with the natural laws. In architectural terms there are place which […]

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The Forbidden City

When the Yongle Emperor decided to move the capital, both for strategicand for sentimental reasons-the north was always under threat from the Mongols and the Manchus, and also Yongle had spent his youth in the area-he sent a minister to Beijing to carry out the appropriate work On the outer wall of the palace at […]

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