CHINA - photofreak

China. Beijing. Forbidden City. The Emperor's throne, just right of center, I had to fight my way through a dense crowd to get this shot and then I got lost, but it was worth it! The Forbidden City was completed in 1420 and is the world's largest palace complex and home to many building with 9,999 rooms. Now known as The Palace Museum the Forbidden City was the Imperial Palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties where outside visitors were forbidden for five centuries.