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The Palace Museum (The Forbidden City) (44 photos)
by Andrew Orme Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C:  W: 116 N: 1618] (7215)

The Forbidden City stands in the center of Beijing. It was completed in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty and was the home of 24 emperors of the Ming and Ching dynasties.

The last emperor of the Ching Dynasty, abdicated in 1912 and finally left the Forbidden City in 1924. The Forbidden City was then renamed "The Palace Museum' and opened to the general public.

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