The the Imperial Palace of Beijing is the Royal Palace of the two dynasties of Ming and Qing Dynasty in China. It was called the Forbidden City. It is the center of the central axis of Beijing. It is the essence of ancient Chinese palace architecture. Beijing the Imperial Palace in the three main hall as the center, covers an area of 720 thousand square meters, construction area of about 150 thousand square meters, the size of the palace more than 70, housing more than 9000 rooms. It is one of the largest and most fully preserved wooden structures in the world.
It is a rectangular City, 961 metres north and south, 753 meters in breadth, 10 meters high on four sides, and a moat with a width of 52 meters outside the city. Building in the Forbidden City is divided into two parts the outer court and the inner court. In the center after harmony, referred to as the three main hall, is the national held ceremonies. The palace is the center of the palace of Heavenly Purity, Thai Temple, Kunning Gong, called after the third, is the emperor and the empress Palace residence.
In 1987, the the Imperial Palace of Beijing was included in the world cultural heritage. Evaluation of the world heritage organization of the Imperial Palace is: “the Forbidden City is the center of supreme power China for more than five centuries, with its large buildings and landscape contain furniture and crafts 9000 rooms, become the era of the Ming and Qing Dynasties China civilization priceless historical testimony.”
The Imperial Palace has become a world cultural heritage, which has deepened people’s understanding of the value of the Imperial Palace’s ancient buildings. The Imperial Palace represents the culture that has already become history, and has the shell of palace culture. At the same time, it represents the mainstream culture at that time. After a long history of screening and accumulation, it can’t be simply summed up by “feudal backward”. The Imperial Palace and the museum are not irrelevant or antagonistic, but organic unity and complement each other. Put them together, you can see, the the Imperial Palace museum is the world’s very few at the same time with the Museum of art, Museum of architecture and History Museum, Palace Museum and other cultural characteristics, and in line with the internationally recognized “site protection” and “original display” of the basic principles of museums and cultural heritage. The basic spirit of world cultural heritage is cultural diversity. From the perspective of world cultural heritage, people strive to tap and understand the outstanding and universal values of the Imperial Palace.