GLOBAL TREASURES: China (Forbidden City)

GLOBAL TREASURES: China (Forbidden City)


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Global Treasures: Forbidden City
Ullman, Frank - Television Director

Catalogue Number: GTR-DVD-1007
UPC: 879061006067

Global Treasures - History's Most Protected Monuments - Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. Places as unique and diverse as the wilds of East Africa's Serengeti, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Baroque cathedrals of Latin America make up our world's heritage. Join us as we explore one of these protected monuments.

The Chinese Emperors' Palace, known as "The Forbidden City," is located in the heart of Peking, commonly known as Beijing. From here, the "Sons of Heaven" ruled the vast Chinese Empire for more than five centuries, although the portrait of Chairman Mao at the Palace's "Noon Gate" makes the influence of China's modern political system apparent to all.

The history of the Forbidden City, to which admission to ordinary mortals was denied for centuries, is closely associated with the rulers of the Qing and Ming dynasties.

The Forbidden City is a perfect example of classical Chinese architecture which to the present day has been well protected, a responsibility now the domain of the soldiers of the People's Republic.

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