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The Secret Garden at China’s Forbidden City will open for first time in nearly 100 years

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by Greg Beach last modified Mar 22, 2016

The Forbidden City in Beijing is one of the world's busiest cultural heritage sites, receiving over 15 million visitors each year. However, none of these visitors have been allowed to explore the palace's Secret Garden. Built in the 18th century, the Secret Garden has been closed to the public since the last emperor of China was removed in a coup that ushered in the People's Republic of China. In the cultural and political upheaval that followed, the Garden was damaged and neglected. In recent years,...




 

 

Juanqinzhai, Forbidden City, Beijing, Secret Garden Forbidden City

The Forbidden City in Beijing is one of the world’s busiest cultural heritage sites, receiving over 15 million visitors each year. However, none of these visitors have been allowed to explore the palace’s Secret Garden. Built in the 18th century, the Secret Garden has been closed to the public since the last emperor of China was deposed in a coup that ushered in the People’s Republic of China. In the cultural and political upheaval that followed, the Garden was damaged and neglected. In recent years, conservators from China and around the world have been hard at work to restore the Secret Garden to its former glory – and it will soon open to the public for the first time in nearly 100 years.


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