The most popular Museum in 2018 became the Chinese Palace. Photo: TSN
The Palace complex of the forbidden city (Forbidden city) in Beijing was the most visited in this year’s Museum in the world.
Last week at the site of the monument was visited by 17 million in 2018. This figure exceeded last year by 6.25%, reports 1NEWS.
Despite the fact that recently, the Museum has limited the number of visits up to 80 thousand a day, to ensure the preservation of ancient architecture and artifacts, the number of those wishing to see the Palace during the low season increased and is 30% of the total.
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Forbidden city – the largest Palace complex in the world. It is located in the heart of Beijing, occupying an area of 72 hectares, it houses more than 900 buildings. This example of Chinese Palace architecture. In ancient times served as the residence for the rulers of China’s Ming and Qing dynasties, that is, from 1420 to 1912. The forbidden city got its name by chance: it was forbidden to go to ordinary people under pain of a slow and painful death.
Museum on the Palace grounds was established in 1925. There are 1.86 million pieces, of which ever exhibited only 2%.