The the Imperial Palace of Beijing is the imperial palace of the two dynasties in Ming and Qing Dynasties, formerly known as the Forbidden City. It is located in the center of Beijing's central axis, and is the cream of ancient Chinese palace architecture. Beijing Palace Museum is centered on three main halls, covering an area of 720,000 square meters, with a construction area of about 150,000 square meters. It has more than 70 palaces and more than 9,000 houses. It is one of the largest and most complete ancient wooden structures in the world.
The Beijing Palace Museum was built in 1406 in Yongle, Chengzu, Ming Dynasty. It was built on the basis of the Nanjing Palace Museum and completed in 1420 in Yongle, Ming Dynasty. It is a rectangular city pool, 961 meters long north and south, 753 meters wide East and west, surrounded by a wall 10 meters high, and 52 meters wide moat outside. The buildings in the Forbidden City are divided into two parts: the Outer Dynasty and the Inner Court. The center of the foreign Dynasty is the Hall of Taihe, the Hall of Zhonghe and the Hall of Baohe, which are collectively called the three halls. They are the places where the national ceremonies are held. The center of the Inner Court is the Qianqing Palace, Jiaotai Palace and Kunning Palace, which are collectively called the Hou Three Palaces and are the main palace where emperors and queens live.
Beijing Palace Museum is known as the first of the five major palaces in the world (Versailles Palace in France, Buckingham Palace in Britain, White House in the United States, Kremlin Palace in Russia). It is a national AAAAA-level tourist attraction. In 1961, it was listed as the first batch of national key cultural relics protection units; in 1987, it was listed as a world cultural heritage.