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The city that got the ultimate makeover

Beijing, like many large Asian cities, is a merging of ancient and modern. Groundbreaking architecture, plush five star hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants now rub shoulders with relics of the city’s past, be they street hawkers, traditional neighborhoods or UNESCO World Heritage sights.

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Gu Gong (The Palace Museum)

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Gu Gong (The Palace Museum)

Very complete museum detailing Chinese culture and history

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Gu Gong (The Palace Museum) is a very complete museum detailing Chinese culture and history. It is located within the Forbidden City, which was a royal site for both the Ming and Qing dynasties. There are over 700,000 relics from the Qing dynasty and over a million pieces of artwork.

Gu Gong (The Palace Museum) is China’s largest museum. Not only is it full of China’s treasures, the building itself is a fascinating piece of architecture. While it is not the same palace that the Ming emperor built, it is an impressive structure.

Gu Gong (The Palace Museum)
4 Jing Shan Qian Jie, Dongcheng, Beijing