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China's Forbidden City (2009)

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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Smithsonian Networks
  • DVD Release Date: April 14, 2009
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,238 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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This two part series opens the door to China's Forbidden City. It was the inner sanctum and pulsating heart of the Chinese Empire. Today it is modern China's greatest tourist attraction, Beijing's Forbidden City. For 500 years, it served as the home of the almighty Emperors of China, along with their wives, concubines, and entourages of ten of thousands of eunuchs and civil servants. However, the Forbidden City is more that imperial residence. It is the center of the universe and a unique complex of structures revealing a hierarchy of power, both imperial and divine.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Forbidden No More April 11, 2013
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A very good overview of the hisotry of the Forbidden City and the rulers who lived there. There are not a whole lot of photos, but one can general feeling of what it would be like to live there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Travel broadens March 13, 2014
By Fleabus
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If travel broadens, then this is something worth seeing.
I have only seen that travel broadens my butt but
this video is very interesting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars China January 8, 2014
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For any one interested about the history of China's Forbidden city, I would highly recommend watching this dvd. I'ts very informative.
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