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The Imperial Palace is located in Beijing City, formerly known as the forbidden city. Is the Ming, Qing two generations of the palace, incomparable masterpiece of ancient architecture, the world's largest, most complete ancient buildings. Known as the world's top five of the first temple (the Imperial Palace in Beijing, France, Britain, the United States Palace of Versailles Buckingham Palace, Moscow Kremlin, the White House of Russia).
The Imperial Palace was built in the Ming Yongle 4 years (in 1406), basically completed in 1420, is the Ming Dynasty emperor Yongle built. The Imperial Palace is 961 meters long from north to south, east-west width of 753 meters, an area of about 725000 square meters. Construction area of 155000 square meters. According to legend, the Imperial Palace has a total of 9999.5, the actual according to 1973 expert on-site measurement of the Imperial Palace, there is room 9999.5, people have made a vivid metaphor, said a person born and began to live, every day living room, not repeat, and live to 27 years old can. Miyagi surrounded by 12 meters high, long wall of 3400 meters, the form of a rectangular City, 52 meters wide wall surrounded by a moat, forming a castle of the defence is iron-clad. The the Imperial Palace palace buildings are wooden structures, yellow glazed tile roof, Whitehead base, decorated with paintings of beautiful decoration. The Imperial Palace has 4 door front gate, a gate, east gate of Donghua gate, west gate Xihua gate, North Gate Shenwu gate.