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UNIT 6

TOPIC 2: THE FORBIDDEN CITY  故宫

This sprawling series of buildings, home to leaders of many a Chinese dynasty, is one of the Middle Kingdom’s most distinct cultural sites. It took a million people to build it centuries ago. Today it’s visited by millions of tourists each year. Its very name inspires awe and curiosity. Welcome to the Forbidden City.

Inside The Forbidden City

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For centuries, the Imperial Palace, or Forbidden City, was the seat of supreme power in China—the home of the Emperor, the Son of Heaven. This video clip is taken from a documentary that takes you inside the 9,999 rooms of Forbidden City, unlocking the secrets of one of the world’s greatest cultural treasures.

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