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Visit the Forbidden City, China

Closed to the world for over 500 years, and home to emperors from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the Forbidden City is a truly fascinating place. The buildings are mostly empty as most of the contents have now been removed and placed in museums.

However, the architecture and history of the city provides a detailed insight into the curious lives and customs of the past emperors who ruled from within its walls. The curators of the site usually hold vast exhibitions that showcase various elements of the Forbidden City's magnificent past, such as its opulent jewelry or staggering art. The vast site is filled with opulent treasures and intricately detailed, magnificent architecture, making a visit to the Forbidden City a once in a lifetime experience.

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