Boasting of the world’s largest cluster of well-preserved wooden structures, the Forbidden City in China stands as the epitome of ancient Chinese architecture. Located close to many service apartments in Beijing Chaoyang District the likes of Ascott Riverside Garden Beijing, it truly is a sight to behold.
The Largest Imperial Palace
Occupying an astounding area of 720,000 square metres, the Forbidden City of China is said to be over three times larger than France’s Louvre Palace. This massive place includes approximately 90 palace quarters, 980 buildings with over 8,728 rooms.
The Palace Museum
The Forbidden City hides the most exquisite collection of Chinese artefacts in the world. Some of these stunning treasures date back several thousand years into the colourful history of China. These artefacts include splendid porcelain, jade, gardens, and courtyards.
Not all buildings are based on Chinese Architecture
If you head over to the west of this magnificent palace, you will come across a peculiar looking building that emanated a strong Arabic air. It is called the Yude Hall and was used as a bathroom during the Yuan Dynasty.
Birds cannot land on its roofs
You would notice that there aren’t any birds perched on the roofs of these structures. It seems that the ancient craftsmen have come up with an excellent idea to retain the cleanliness of the roofs.