Forbidden City

The Forbidden City, located at the centre of , was the imperial palace of China for five centuries, until the early 20th century. It today houses the Palace Museum, one of China's largest national museums, with an extensive collection based on the former imperial collection.
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Notable Places in the Area

Tourist attraction
The , or Taimiao of , is a historic site in the Imperial City, just… is situated 770 metres south of Forbidden City. Photo: Legolas1024, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Park
is an imperial park covering 23 hectares immediately north of the Forbidden City in the Imperial City area of , . is situated 1 km north of Forbidden City. Photo: AcidBomber, CC BY 3.0.

City gate
The or Wumen is the southern and largest gate of the Forbidden City in , . is situated 500 metres south of Forbidden City. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Museum
The is a national museum housed in the Forbidden City at the core of . Photo: Kallgan, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

is 's capital, and its second largest city after , with a population of more than 20 million. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Forbidden City

Latitude
39.9166° or 39° 54' 59.7" north
Longitude
116.3908° or 116° 23' 26.8" east
Elevation
62 metres (203 feet)
Geo­Names ID
8594680

Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Verbode Stad
  • Albanian: Qyteti i Ndaluar
  • Arabic: Iglirikay nga dakonbungto
  • Arabic: المدينة المحخورة
  • Arabic: المدينة المحرمة
  • Arabic: المدينة المحرّمة
  • Arabic: المدينه المحرمه
  • Arabic: مدينة محرمة
  • Arabic: مدينة محرّمة
  • Armenian: Արգելված քաղաք
  • Asturian: Ciudá Prohibida
  • Azerbaijani: Yasaq şəhər
  • Basque: Hiri Debekatua
  • Bavarian: Vabodane Stod
  • Belarusian: Забаронены горад
  • Bengali: নিষিদ্ধ নগরী
  • Bosnian: Zabranjeni grad
  • Breton: Keoded difennet
  • Bulgarian: Забранен град
  • Bulgarian: Забранения град
  • Bulgarian: Забраненият град
  • Burmese: တားမြစ်ထားသော မြို့တော်
  • Catalan: Ciutat Prohibida
  • Catalan: Museu del Palau de Beijing
  • Chinese: Chí-kìm-siâⁿ
  • Chinese: 北京宫城
  • Chinese: 北京故宫
  • Chinese: 北京故宮
  • Chinese: 北京皇宫
  • Chinese: 北京紫禁城
  • Chinese: 北平故宮
  • Chinese: 故宫
  • Chinese: 故宫博物馆
  • Chinese: 故宮
  • Chinese: 明清故宫
  • Chinese: 紫禁城
  • Croatian: Zabranjeni grad
  • Czech: Gu Gong
  • Czech: Zakázané město
  • Danish: Den Forbudte By
  • Danish: Forbudte By
  • Dutch: Verboden Stad
  • Esperanto: Imperiestra Palaco
  • Esperanto: Malpermesita Urbo
  • Estonian: Keelatud linn
  • Finnish: Kielletty kaupunki
  • French: Cite interdite
  • French: Cité interdite
  • French: cité interdite
  • Galician: Cidade Prohibida
  • Gan Chinese: 紫禁城
  • Georgian: აკრძალული სასახლე
  • Georgian: აკრძალული ქალაქი
  • Georgian: სასახლის მუზეუმი
  • German: Gugong
  • German: Pekinger Kaiserpalast
  • German: Verbotene Stadt
  • German: Verbotene Stadt Chinas
  • Greek: Απαγορευμένη Πόλη
  • Hausa: Haramtaccen Birni
  • Hebrew: העיר האסורה
  • Hindi: निषिद्ध नगर
  • Hindi: निषिद्ध शहर
  • Hindi: फॉरबिडन सिटी
  • Hungarian: Tiltott Város
  • Icelandic: Forboðna borgin
  • Indonesian: Istana Kuno Dinasti Ming dan Qing
  • Indonesian: Istana Terlarang
  • Indonesian: Kota Terlarang
  • Irish: An Chathair Thoirmiscthe
  • Irish: Cathair Thoirmiscthe
  • Italian: Città Proibita
  • Japanese: 北京故宮
  • Japanese: 故宮
  • Japanese: 紫禁城
  • Kabiyè: Tɛtʋ Kikizitu
  • Kazakh: Тыйым салынған қала
  • Korean: 고궁 박물원
  • Korean: 고궁박물원
  • Korean: 북경고궁
  • Korean: 북경황궁
  • Korean: 자금성
  • Korean: 쯔진청
  • Kurdish: Bajarê Qedexe
  • Latin: Urbs Vetita
  • Latvian: Aizliegtā pilsēta
  • Latvian: Forbidden City
  • Lithuanian: Uždraustasis miestas
  • Macedonian: Забранетиот град
  • Maithili: फरबिडन सिटी
  • Malay: Kota Larangan
  • Malayalam: വിലക്കപ്പെട്ട നഗരം
  • Marathi: प्रतिबंधित शहर
  • Mazanderani: ممنوعه شهر
  • Min Nan Chinese: Chí-kìm-siâⁿ
  • Mongolian: Хориотой хот
  • Narom: Ville enterdite
  • Nepali: फरबिडन नगर
  • Newari: फरबिडन नगर
  • Norwegian: Den forbudte by
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Beijings forbudte by
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Beijings palassmuseum
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Den forbudte by
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Gugong
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Palassmuseet i Beijing
  • Occitan (post 1500): Ciutat Vedada
  • Panjabi: ਫੋਰਬਿਡਨ ਸਿਟੀ
  • Persian: شهر ممنوعه
  • Polish: Zakazane Miasto
  • Portuguese: Cidade Proibida
  • Romanian: Oraşul interzis
  • Romanian: Orașul Interzis
  • Romanian: Orașul interzis
  • Romanian: Palatul Imperial Chinez
  • Romanian: Palatul Imperial Chinezesc
  • Romanian: Palatul interzis
  • Russian: Дворец Гугун
  • Russian: Запретный город
  • Russian: Императорский дворец
  • Russian: Императорский дворец Гугун
  • Scots: Forbidden Ceety
  • Scots: Forbidden Ceity
  • Serbian: Забрањени град
  • Serbian: 紫禁城
  • Serbo-Croatian: Zabranjeni grad
  • Slovak: Zakázané mesto
  • Slovenian: Prepovedano mesto
  • Spanish: Ciudad Prohibida
  • Spanish: Ciudad Purpura Prohibida
  • Spanish: Ciudad Púrpura Prohibida
  • Spanish: Gugong
  • Swahili: Mji Haramu
  • Swedish: Den förbjudna staden
  • Swedish: Förbjudna staden
  • Tagalog: Forbidden City
  • Tagalog: Pinagbabawalang Lungsod
  • Tamil: தடுக்கப்பட்ட நகர்
  • Tamil: பர்பிட்டன் சிட்டி
  • Tamil: பெய்ஜிங் அரண்மனை
  • Tamil: பேரரண் நகரம்
  • Telugu: ఫర్బిడెన్ సిటీ
  • Thai: Forbidden City
  • Thai: นครต้องห้าม
  • Thai: พระราชวังต้องห้าม
  • Thai: วังต้องห้าม
  • Turkish: Yasak Şehir
  • Ukrainian: Заборонене місто
  • Urdu: شہر ممنوع
  • Urdu: شہر ممنوعہ
  • Uzbek: Imperator saroyi
  • Vietnamese: Cố Cung
  • Vietnamese: Cố Cung Bắc Kinh
  • Vietnamese: Cố cung nhà Minh-nhà Thanh
  • Vietnamese: Hoàng cung Bắc Kinh
  • Vietnamese: Tử Cấm Thành
  • Vietnamese: Tử Cấm Thành Bắc Kinh
  • Waray (Philippines): Forbidden City
  • Waray (Philippines): Forbidden Palace
  • Waray (Philippines): Gindidiri nga syudad
  • Waray (Philippines): Iglirikay nga dakonbungto
  • Welsh: Y Ddinas Waharddedig
  • Western Panjabi: شہر ممنوعہ
  • Wu Chinese: 故宫
  • Yue Chinese: 北京宮城
  • Yue Chinese: 北京故宮
  • Yue Chinese: 北京皇宮
  • Yue Chinese: 北京紫禁城
  • Yue Chinese: 北平故宮
  • Yue Chinese: 故宮
  • Yue Chinese: 明清故宮
  • Yue Chinese: 紫禁城
  • Gugong Bowuguan
  • Zijincheng
  • Забранет Град

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