Forbidden City

China

All About The Forbidden City

The Yuan Dynasty was replaced by the Ming Dynasty in 1368. The Chinese emperor of the Ming orderd the buildings to be rebuilt. They created the magnificent Forbidden City. It was named because only the emperor and his family and his servants were allowed to live there. All others except gards or governemt officals were forbidden even to set foot in it. The Forbidden City is surrounded by walls. It is located in the center of Beijing. Within these walls lay three statley halls that diffrenet emperors used for religous and governemt ceremonies. There seperated by vast open spaces. Three palaces housed the imperial family. Carved dragons, the symbol of the emperor, appear everywhere, so do peacocks. Streams filled with gold fish flowed among the buildings. Gardens filled with every variety of flowers greeted the eye.