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The gates are usually painted vermilion and have large copper door rings. Usually a whole family lives in c ...
During the Qing dynasty (and even earlier), hutong were the grand homes of high government officials and mi ...
In the Ming Dynasty (early 15th century) the center was the Forbidden City, surrounded in concentric circle ...
The quietness of the Forbidden City
according to my chinese guide this home entrance used to be a sign of a high military rank in the chinese a ...