Virtual Tour of the Forbidden City, Beijing China
Thu, January 21, 2021 @ 07:30PM To Thu, January 21, 2021 @ 09:00PM
EVENT START TIME IS BASED ON EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST)
It wasn’t even 100 years ago when Emperor Puyi was expelled from this Chinese fortress that was secluded from the rest of the world. Today, it is one of the most visited, majestic sites opened to the world.
For the better part of 600 years this 178-acre complex has been home to the story of the imperial dynasties of China beginning with the Ming Dynasty in 1406. It is considered the largest temple complex still in operation. Aside from the world class museum contained within the walls, our guides will explore the art and architecture that is literally in every corner, and define the premise of feng shui, and the magnificent Hall of Supreme Harmony.
Our guide will also take us through the history of the dynasties in the Forbidden City, their claims through the early 1920’s, and finally the last emperor- Puyi- who was able to remain in residence in secret until 1924.
Note: All Zoom links to the event will be sent roughly 30 minutes before the event begins!