The Forbidden City is a listed Heritage Site and is located in the centre of Beijing and was constructed between 1406 and 1420 during the Ming Dynasty under the reign of Emperor Chengzu. Covering an enormous are of 720,00 sqm it is the largest and best-preserved timber palace in the world with more than 9,000 rooms. Over 500 years it was home to 24 Emperors and was the political and ceremonial centre of ancient China. View an immense array of art, imperial artifacts, and amazing architecture.