Forbidden City by William BellSeventeen-year-old Alex Jackson comes home from school to find that his father, a CBC news cameraman, wants to take him to Chinas capital, Beijing. Once there, Alex finds himself on his own in Tian An Men Square as desperate students fight the Chinese army for their freedom. Separated from his father and carrying illegal videotapes, Alex must trust the students to help him escape.
Closely based on eyewitness accounts of the massacre in Beijing, Forbidden City is a powerful and frightening story.
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Documentary: Inside The Forbidden City
10 Forbidden City Facts You Should Know — Before Visiting
The Forbidden City was the abode of the Chinese Emperors, their families, staff and government officials. It was occupied by emperors from Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is one of the most significant symbols of ancient Chinese government. Below are some interesting facts about the city. The city was built from to and consists of buildings that cover , square meters 7,, sq. The Forbidden City is home to one of the biggest museums in the world - the Palace Museum - that boasts imperial collection spanning the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Jan 21, The Forbidden City was the abode of the Chinese Emperors, their families, staff and government officials. Below are some interesting facts about the city. 1. The most important room has a maximum of 10 statues.
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10 Interesting facts of the Forbidden City
The Forbidden City in China is one of the best preserved medieval building complexes in the world. It consists of buildings and covers an area of , square meters., They wait in line for at least two hours to see him for only a few seconds as they file by! This was not an activity we participated in!
It is visited every year by countless millions. Continue reading to find out more about this impressive structure — and once royal home — below. The question of why is it called the forbidden city is probably the most frequently asked query in relation to it. After it was constructed, the palace was the home of emperors and empresses of the Ming dynasty onwards. They would stay inside, governing their country with help from advisors and governors who would come to meet with them. In , the Forbidden City was captured by rebel forces. This marked the first time the palace would fall to rebels.
China's most glorious palace sits in the heart of the capital city of Beijing. As one of China's largest and most well-preserved heritage sites, the Forbidden City is a must-see for all visitors to China. It is considered to be among the world's top 5 most important palaces of all time, and is China's most popular single-site tourist attraction. Read on for the top facts pertinent to tourists. The Forbidden City occupies , sq m 7,, sq ft , over three times larger than the Louvre Palace in France. An estimated 1 million laborers worked to complete the structure.