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Forbidden City - Imperial Supremacy Hall

The construction of the Forbidden City began in 1406, under the Ming emperor Yong Le. It took 14 years to build. The first ruler who actually lived here was Ming Emperor Zhu Di. For the next five centuries, it continued to be the residence of 23 successive emperors until 1911 when the Qing Emperor Puyi was forced to abdicate the throne.

This is the Imperial Supremacy Hall (Huang Ji Dian), also my title page.