English translation of '故宫'
the Forbidden City
As the largest collection of ancient wooden structures in the world, 故宫 (Gùgōng) formed the imperial palaces of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. It is located at what was once the exact centre of the old city of Beijing, just to the north of Tian'anmen Square. It is now a major tourist attraction, both for the architecture of its 800-plus wooden buildings, and for the many artistic and cultural treasures which are housed within them. In 1987 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Translation of 故宫 from the Collins Chinese to English Dictionary