The Forbidden City

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The Forbidden City is a palace complex in Beijing, China. It was the home of emperors as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government for almost 500 years.

The complex was constructed from 1406 to 1420 and has 980 buildings. It is an example of traditional Chinese architecture. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.

Since 2012, the Forbidden City has had an average of 15 million visitors annually.
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  1. What is the Forbidden City today?

  2. Which of the following states about Forbidden City is true?

  3. How long did it take for the Forbidden City to be built?

  4. The Forbidden City has had an average of 15 million visitors  

  5. What does the Forbidden City represent?


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  1. Would you like to visit the Forbidden City? Why or why not?

  2. What other popular Chinese buildings do you know? Describe them

  3. What other buildings or structures would you like to visit? Why?

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