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The Forbidden City.


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Built by the third Ming Emperor (or rather 1 million of his subjects) in the 15C, it covers 180 acres (5 times more than Buckingham Palace). The third Ming Emperor transfered the capital of China from Nanjing to Bajing, and allegedley usurped his title from his nephew. Days after the official opening of the new Palace, three of the main buildings were struck by lightening and burned to the ground, leaving the Emperor in the belief that this was a reprimand from Heaven for his misdeeds; he soon died of remorse. :roll:

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