Quite rightly, the Forbidden City is usually at the top of people’s check lists when travelling to China….
Quite rightly, the Forbidden City is usually at the top of people’s check lists when travelling to China. It’s one of the country’s largest and most well-preserved sites full of fascinating facts, and no trip to Beijing would be complete without exploring the vast courtyards for yourself. With the help of Jeremiah, our insightful American scholar and guide, we scratch under the surface of the Forbidden City’s beauty and explore from an anthropological point of view.
What was life like for the men and women who lived and worked in the palace? Who built the Forbidden City and why? What did it feel like reporting for duty as an imperial officer? Who were the eunuchs who performed much of the necessary daily functions for the palace and its inhabitants? What was life like for a woman in the imperial family? Perhaps you have your own questions you’d like to explore. We’re always learning new things on this walking tour.
Our intimate and original take on the Forbidden City will give you a greater understanding of this ancient site and leave you with a deeper appreciation of its extraordinary history.