A Crash Course to the Forbidden City

During the dynasties the Imperial palace existed only as an idea to most people. It was the root of power. A mysterious presence that balanced heaven and earth. Present yet concealed right in the middle of the Capital. Stories of the castrated eunuch servants , the beautiful concubines and not least the vast amount of treasure in the palace were told all around the empire, but surrounded by a more than 10 meter high wall, no commoner could freely take a glance at the Imperial residence in fact people did not even know what the Emperor looked like. This was what earned the palace the name the Forbidden City. Today we can freely enter, hordes of people are everyday moving through the most sacred halls of Imperial China, but what is kept away from us, what we can not readily access is the mindset, the ideas so deeply rooted in the imperial architecture.

A Crash Course to the Forbidden City is a humble attempt to unlock the meaning behind the chambers of the palace. In a condensed and hopefully entertaining way we wish to give you a comprehensive history of the palace from it was built 600 years ago till the last boy-emperor finally left in 1924.

 

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Time: 11:00 to 15:30

Start point: Exit B, Tian’anmen West Subway Station (天安门西地铁站B口)

Price: 350RMB per person incl. entrance ticket and refreshments

160RMB for child aged 16 or under

Registeration: please click here

Event Properties

Event date: 05-22-2019 11:00 上午
Event End Date: 05-22-2019 03:00 下午
Capacity 25
Individual Price ¥350.00
Location Tian'anmen West Subway Exit B