The Forbidden City

The Chinese emperors of the Ming built The Forbidden City!

Interesting facts

  • The Forbidden City was only named because the emperor, family, and family were allowed to live there.
  • All others, except guards and government officials, were forbidden to step foot in the Forbidden CIty.
  • The Forbidden City is covered with walls. Within these walls lie 3 halls held for religious or government ceremonies.
  • Carved dragons symbolized the emperor. Peacocks represent the empress.
  • The gardens had every kind of flower that greeted the king and queen.