Forbidden City

geographical name

walled enclosure in Beijing, China, dating from the 13th century and containing the Imperial Palace with its pleasure grounds, reception halls, pavilions, and offices of state

Note: Now a major tourist attraction, the Forbidden City is so named because it was formerly closed to the public.

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“Forbidden City.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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