tian an men and forbidden city are probably the two most popular places to visit in beijing. i was born in beijing, but i had never been to the forbidden city til i was 20 something. pork belly’s never been, so we took a trip there.
Forbidden City – the chinese imperial palace for almost 500 years which served as the home of emperors. took 14 years to build. the entire complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 7,800,000 sq ft.
th forbidden city is a very mysterious place. back in the days, the politics behind these red walls were very complicated. innocent lives were taken everyday. religions to me is like philosophy or a way to explain things that science cant. altho im an atheist, i still believe there are a lot things cant be explained by science. i dont deny ghosts existence, so places like this really makes me feel uncomfortable. ive heard a lot ghost stories about the forbidden city. im not sure if its real or not, but the forbidden city closes at 4:30pm everyday. ppl say it’s because it gets really gloomy and ghastly after that.