Described by UNESCO as a ‘priceless testimony to Chinese
civilisation’, Beijing’s Forbidden City is without question one of the greatest
architectural treasures of Asia. Built as the Imperial Palace of the Ming
Dynasty (the ruling dynasty between 1368 and 1644), the Forbidden City served
as the supreme seat of power in China for five centuries, from 1416 to 1911,
and remains one of Beijing’s most celebrated heritage sites. The Forbidden City
contains, among other precious artefacts, a library of books testifying to the
foundation of Imperial China.
During our Grand China tour, you'll spend four nights in a luxury hotel on the doorstep of the Forbidden City.