Imperial Palace
of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
Inscribed :1987 Criteria: C (iii) (iv)

Justification for Inscription: 
Report of the 11th Session of the Committee

Brief description:
Seat of supreme power for over five centuries, the Forbidden City, with its landscaped gardens and many buildings whose 9,000 rooms contain furniture and works of art, constitutes a priceless testimony to Chinese civilization during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

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