All Modern Buildings to Be Removed from Forbidden City in Beijing to Preserve Its Ancient Look

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The Forbidden City in Beijing is going to have a fresh new look with better ancient ambiance, as all modern buildings within it will be removed and all pavements inside will also be replaced by using traditional building materials and adding more greenery, revealed by the curator of the Palace Museum Shan Jixiang.

The Forbidden CityThe Forbidden City

The Forbidden City, which is also called the palace, once served as the residence of 24 Chinese emperors of both Ming and Qing Dynasty, attracts millions of tourists to visit it every year from all over the world. In the past time, more than 14,800 square meters of prefabricated buildings and temporary structures were built within it to serve as warehouses and offices, but all of them will be demolished to preserve its ancient look. Shan Jixiang says the authority is going to spend the next three years to ensure the Forbidden City has only ancient architectures left within it to hand over a magnificent and beautiful Forbidden City intact for the next 600 years.

The Forbidden City also plans to open more historic areas to visitors this year. According to Shan Jixiang, 76 % of its total 160,000 square meters of ancient architectures are being opened to the public this year, 4 % more will be opened in the next two years and 9 % more by 2025.

The Forbidden City not only has China's No.1 palace complex, but also exquisite ornaments and priceless treasures. If you are planning a trip to Beijing, it is a place you do not want to miss! Welcome to contact us anytime at  for a tailor-made tour just for you and a unique travelling experience you can never forget!

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