Sunset, Forbidden City#

Sunset, Forbidden City
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A section of the Forbidden City in Beijing at sunset. Built between 1406 and 1420, the palace complex served as the Chinese imperial palace until 1912.

Today it is the Palace Museum showing artifacts from the Ming to the Qing Dynasties (14th to 20th centuries).

The complex - on the World Heritage Site list since 1987 - consists of 980 surviving buildings on 72 hectares (178 acres) and is the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.