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What tools were used to build the forbidden city??

Reply6/4/2012 11:37:35 PMjessica ,   Australia

jessica ( Australia ) :6/6/2012 1:01:24 AM

Thanks any other detail on that because my project is not long enough

Ginger :6/5/2012 6:57:46 PM

rebate plane, saw, and carpenter's ink marker were used by carpenters.

who was the last king of forbidden city palace

Reply10/14/2011 2:26:04 AMajmal ,   India

cameron s. :4/29/2012 2:23:30 PM

The last emperor was Puyi

Bobby :10/14/2011 5:53:26 PM

The last king of the Qing Dynasty - Pu Yi

how many imperial gardens surround the forbidden city?

Reply4/28/2012 2:30:32 AMIvory

jack :4/28/2012 8:19:56 PM

There are many such as the summer palace, old summer palace and Beihai Park.

why was the forbidden city built in the middle of Beijing?

Reply3/23/2011 9:58:00 AMRachael ,   United States

H ( United States ) :11/9/2011 5:32:50 PM

Uhhh....Beijing was built around the Forbidden City (thinking it was probably there first)!

Lilian :3/23/2011 10:13:00 PM

well, i guess it is because it was the imperial palace for the emperors, and the central position means the most important.

how many dynasties were ruled in the period of forbidden city

Reply10/14/2011 2:23:32 AMfghiuol

Kevin :10/14/2011 5:50:49 PM

Six Dynasties - Yan State of the Sixteen States Period, Liao, Jin, Yuan, Ming, Qing

hi man this really help my asment

Reply9/6/2011 8:02:10 PMbobby fiffer ,   Australia

does any one no who built the imperial palace or more information????? email me please :)

Reply3/31/2010 4:56:00 PMmaze ,   Canada

Jeannnie ( United States ) :6/25/2011 5:03:38 PM

I just read that many of the beams in the Imperial Palace came from Vancouver, Canada.

T.T. ( Mexico ) :1/25/2011 8:01:00 PM

The forbidden city built in 1406-1420 is in middle Beijing., Three architects Hsu Tai, Yuan An and Feng Chiao were told to build a big set of palaces for the Emporors metropolis. 1,000,000 workers and 100,000 artisans built the stone city. it has beautiful gardens surrounding it massive stairs and huge courtyards. It was made for the reign of the emporor Ming and was also used by Qing. Hope this helps. Adios

Cymphonique ( Jamaica ) :5/23/2010 7:38:00 PM


Dave :3/31/2010 9:51:00 PM

I think it is the ancient Chinese people.

sorry to bother anyone who's reading,it's just to ask if I can get any tips on the forbidden city because I have a project on the forbidden city and i am progressing but i don't feel that i have enough on it,
Thank you for taking your time to read this and i would really appreciate it if you would be able to get back to me
P.S-thanks for the information T.T

Reply2/6/2011 4:15:00 PMciaran ,   United States

Lauren ( New Zealand ) :3/14/2011 9:46:00 PM

Im doing the same thing and i need help aswell arh people hellp haha.

Hank :2/6/2011 8:16:00 PM

You may get much info. from this web. I think it's enough for you.

Just back from a one week trip to China: (Bejing and Shanghai. amazing, I am not sure if we were taken just to specific sites, but it makes our cities look bland. I liked the food/ and he forbidden city was incredible.

Reply3/26/2011 3:38:00 PMBrian ,   Canada

With the forbidden palace, what is the attraction and what can you do there? It is for a question in my exam.

Reply3/14/2011 9:44:00 PMLauren ,   New Zealand

Tim :3/14/2011 10:34:00 PM

the forbidden city was built to serve as the imperial place in ancient China about 600 years ago. now it is a huge museum open to visitors, you can see the glorious imperial buildings and vast storage of priceless historical items.
you will get to know the imperial life of ancient China and the history of China

this is cool

Reply10/29/2010 3:08:00 PMjason

How did the people build the Forbidden city?
And i need to put some information about alot of things about the forbidden city because its an assighnment

Reply10/20/2010 9:57:00 PMMackenzie Foss ,   United States

Ilike visting that
place.its ma dream

Reply9/11/2010 6:38:00 AMjoseph ,   Uganda

jjumba joseph mukasa ( Uganda ) :10/1/2010 4:57:00 AM

thank u ann

Anne :9/26/2010 8:58:00 PM

hi Joseph,
the Forbidden City is very close to the Tiananmen Square, so when you arrive in Beijing, any buses or subways to Tiananmen, Tiananmen Square or Qianmen will take you to the Forbidden city. and i suggest you go there in the morning, for the Forbidden City is really big, and you need to spend more than half a day there.

jjumba joseph mukasa ( Uganda ) :9/26/2010 11:08:00 AM

thank u for that information
but send me the ditails,bus,train,air

ANGELA ( United States ) :9/23/2010 9:24:00 PM

A few tips, enter the Forbidden Temple from the back side, shorter lines. Also, if you hire an official tour guide, they will have an ID and purchase your tickets and go to the front of the line, no questions asked. The temple right behind Forbidden is the best place for a photo op, as you can see the entire palace from above! American Airlines flies non-stop Chicago-Beijing now!!!!!

hellomy best friends
severalmy friend and i needs histori of forbideen ok thanks

Reply8/4/2010 5:23:00 AMpouya ,   Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Lily :9/14/2010 10:07:00 PM

you may refer to the introduction to Forbidden City on this very website, http://www.beijingtrip.com/attractions/forbidden/intro.htm.

My daughter and son-in-law and I recently were in China. A young Chinese man gave us a ride back to our hotel from a temple after we were deserted by our taxi. We took a taxi to Chagan Lake and didn't know how to get back to Songyuan. No one else spoke English, but a young man called a friend who spoke English and we were able to get the information we needed. So our experiences were very positive!

Reply7/4/2010 4:48:00 PMDorothy Bowers ,   United States

Bella :7/4/2010 8:41:00 PM

i have an idea about your situation. you can ask someone to write down the name and address of your living place on a piece of paper, when you get lost, you may show the paper to the taxi drivers or other people, i think they will tell you how to get back.

i hope to see.very nice place.

Reply7/18/2009 6:10:00 AMmohsenkhoshru

i wantn to learn more about the forbidden city!!!!

Reply4/13/2010 10:06:00 AMsierra ,   United States

David :4/13/2010 9:27:00 PM

This website provides you detailed info. about Forbidden City.

The forbidden city sounds intresting but what is the architecture like?

Reply3/30/2010 5:47:00 AMmart89

David :3/30/2010 8:35:00 PM

All of the architecture in the Fobidden City is in anciet royal style of China.

I have about half a day to visit Tiananmen Sqaure and Forbidden City. May I know:
1. What is the price for entry into Forbidden City for children- aged 13, 10 and 5?
2. What is the way to enter Forbidden City- is it by entering Tiananmen Square then going to Meridian Gate?
3. I am visiting on a Friday-is there usually a long line of people waiting to enter? How long is the waiting time to enter the Meridian Gate?
Thank you.

Reply3/16/2010 3:48:00 AMWilliam Lim ,   Malaysia

Linda :3/16/2010 8:53:00 PM

1. The ticket for children is CNY40.
2. Yes, you are right.
3. There is lots of people visiting it everyday, but I don't think you will wait for long to enter it on Friday when most people are in their office.

cool place. BEAUTIFUL.

Reply3/5/2010 12:58:00 PMBrooke ,   Botswana