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Beijing - Forbidden City & Dongcheng Central (PDF Chapter)
This is the Forbidden City & Dōngchéng Central chapter from Lonely Planet’s Beijing guidebook.
The most historically significant part of Běijīng, Dōngchéng Central comprises much of what was once the Imperial City, at the heart of which lay the Forbidden City, from where emperors ruled China for more than 500 years.
- marvel at the might and splendour of the Forbidden City, the world’s largest palace complex and the place 24 consecutive emperors of China called home
- place yourself at the symbolic heart of the Chinese universe with a visit to Tiān’ānmén Square
- enjoy a show or just stare open-mouthed at the sci-fi architecture of the National Centre for the Performing Arts
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.
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