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Xi'an city tour
Wuhan-3 Gorges Dam
The Forbidden City is a 9,000 room maze of courtyards, palaces,
apartments, and storehouses. It is surrounded by a moat and a
35-foot high wall. It was once off-limits to all but the emperor
and his court. Here, with absolute authority, 24 Chinese
emperors - the "Sons of Heaven" - ruled China from the Dragon Throne.
The seat of power was in the Hall of Supreme Harmony, the tallest
and largest of the six main palace buildings.
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