Forbidden City celebrates 600th year
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The Palace Museum said on Tuesday on its official Wechat account that on December 8, 1420, Emperor Yongle issued an edict declaring the completion of the Forbidden City. (Photos: Xinhua; compiled by Lin Xiaojie)
Six hundred years have passed. The emperors and heroes of the past have faded. Today, people can walk into the Forbidden City, admiring the profound ancient Chinese civilization embodied by the red walls and the yellow tiles of the palace.
The Forbidden City, once a royal palace, has now been transformed into a beloved public museum, radiating new vitality and glamor.
Happy 600th anniversary to the Forbidden City!