The ‘Forbidden City’ was China’s imperial palace from 1420 to 1912. This complex contains 980 ornate wooden buildings with 8,703 rooms. The entire walled area is about 100 soccer fields in size.
The last emperor of China was expelled in 1912, ending the Qing dynasty. The Palace Museum, as it’s also known, opened to the public for the first time in 1925 and has become a major tourist destination, with more than 50,000 tickets sold daily. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it boasts more than 15 million visitors annually.
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Lane Luckie, a news anchor and reporter for KLTV in Tyler, Texas, is traveling to Asia to explore the current issues related to the important bilateral relationship between the world’s two largest economies, the United States and China. Click here to learn more about his special assignment.