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In the Ming Dynasty (early 15th century) the center was the Forbidden City, surrounded in concentric circle ...
according to my chinese guide this home entrance used to be a sign of a high military rank in the chinese a ...
The quietness of the Forbidden City
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 ...