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Located in the center of Beijing, China, the Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. Built in 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings including many traditional Chinese palatial halls and imposing gates.

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The East Glorious Gate is located on the east city wall of the Forbidden City. Construction of the gate began on Yongle Year Eighteen (1420). Facing east, the East Glorious Gate stands opposite to ...

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