The Palace Museum is located in the heart of Beijing. Visitors will be excited to find a wide variety of historic sites, scenic parks, shopping malls, museums, and theatres in her vicinity. Conveniently located bus stops and subway stations provide easy access to transportation.
The center of imperial governance and family life, the Forbidden City consists of various structures that were designed for specific functions. Each structure was built in accordance with the traditional Chinese architectural hierarchy and designed to reflect imperial power and authority.
Built in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and rebuilt in 1655. The Qing (1644-1911) Xianfeng Emperor (r. 1851-1861) once lived here with his mother in his childhood. The Emperor Guangxu's Empress occupied the palace early or late.