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Forbidden City to Regulate Visitor Numbers

Located in the heart of Beijing, the Palace Museum – also known as the Forbidden City – was home to China’s emperors and was the highest center of power for approximately 500 years. It attracts more than 14 million visitors annually.  Starting this summer, the Forbidden City will enact measures to regulate visitation in order to allow time for renovations and restoration of the Palace’s architecture and cultural relics.

The year 2020 will mark the former imperial palace’s 600th anniversary, and the Palace Museum is working to have the site ready for the occasion. Earlier this year the Museum started Monday closures for renovations and maintenance. This will continue throughout 2014, except for the months of July and August.

Additional regulation of visitor numbers will also allow the Museum time to renovate the Imperial Garden, remold underground storehouses, and rebuild some of the infrastructure.

Forbidden City, Beijing.

Forbidden City, Beijing.

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