The Forbidden City Illustration

Forbidden City
Ancient China for Kids


Construction of the Forbidden City began during the middle ages in China, in the year 1406.

The construction took an estimated one million workers 14 years to build hundreds of perfect and beautiful buildings. The Forbidden City served as the seat of government for the Ming Dynasty. Today, it is a museum.

There are 800 buildings that have in total about 9,000 rooms. The Forbidden City is the world's largest palace complex. Millions of people visit this incredible place each year and gaze in awe.

Thanks to the web, you can enjoy a glimpse of this magnificent achievement - The Forbidden City.

Explore the Palace Game

The Forbidden City map

The Forbidden City

History of the Forbidden City

Chinese Houses


Ancient Chinese Stories

Interactive Quiz for Ancient China (with answers)