The Forbidden City.
The Forbidden City is the symbol of Beijing and the incarnation of the emperor’s epoch. It was built during the reign of Min dynasty, and during 500 years it served as the emperor’s residence. Ordinary Chinese citizens were not allowed to enter the Forbidden City. However, two times during its history the Forbidden City has become the victim of marauding and damage. The first occasion took place in 1664 during the attack of the Manchurians, and the second attempt happened in 1949, when the Kuomintang Party took the treasures of the Forbidden City to Taiwan.
The Mausoleum of Mao Zedong is the place where the remains of Mao are kept. In some way the building is the incarnation of the cult of Mao, which is still dominating in China. Nobody knows for sure, whether a wax figure or real relics of this great person are kept in the mausoleum. In order to get inside the mausoleum, especially on holidays, one has to stand a long queue.
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