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4. The Forbidden City


The Forbidden City was the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties; it is the largest and most complete imperial complex and really an unparalleled masterpiece of ancient architectural technology. The Forbidden City covers an area of more than 720,000 square meters and has a total of more than 9000 room-units. The palace buildings were built with wooden, yellow glazed tile roof, green white stone base, decorated with magnificent paintings. The palace stands in a line from south to north on the central axis, the left and right sides is symmetrical. It marks the country’s long cultural tradition and also shows a spectacular architectural achievement

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5. Potala Palace


Situated on the Red Hill northwest of Lhasa, Potala Palace is a famous castle-style complex and the essence of ancient Tibetan architectural art. The palace was built in the 7th century by Songtsen Gampo in order to marry Tang Princess Wencheng. It was established at an altitude of 3,700 meters and consists of 999 houses in total. The whole complex covers 410,000 square meters and the main palace building is 115 meters high with 13 floors. The Potala Palace, which is of stone and wood structure with gilded yellow copper roof, represents the essence of ancient Tibetan architecture.

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