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Old September 17th, 2009, 05:08 PM   #1
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Forbidden City Beijing China

The Forbidden City is the world's largest surviving palace complex and covers 72 ha. It is a rectangle 961 metres (3,150 ft) from north to south and 753 metres (2,470 ft) from east to west. It consists of 980 surviving buildings with 8,707 bays of rooms.[1] The Forbidden City was designed to be the centre of the ancient, walled city of Beijing. It is enclosed in a larger, walled area called the Imperial City. The Imperial City is, in turn, enclosed by the Inner City; to its south lies the Outer City.




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The Forbidden City is the world's largest surviving palace complex and covers 72 ha.
This is not the world's largest surviving palace complex with an area of 72 hectares because we know about Sadabad Palace: http://www.persiancarpet.lv/english/ir_teh_sadabad.htm -> This palace is known as the Saad Abad Cultural Complex, and bounded by Velenjak to the north and Kolak-Chal to the east, it occupies an area of 410 hectares.
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maybe there are different ways to measure tha palace,forbidden city is a very compact palace not like that one you mentioned which is more of a big complex.
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maybe there are different ways to measure tha palace,forbidden city is a very compact palace not like that one you mentioned which is more of a big complex.
Anyway that is not the world's largest surviving palace complex.

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That is Sabz Palace in Sa'dabad Palace Complex, one of the most splendid palaces in the world which has been built using a rare semi-precious stone.

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is that all?
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is that all?
There are also several other palaces and also gardens, hunting-grounds, pools, mosques, cinemas, museums, ...

Some other palaces in Sa'dabad:











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Old October 24th, 2011, 07:25 AM   #16
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that's nothing like the forbidden city,totally different concept,the forbidden city was only the palace where the emperors lived,that's it,nothing else.as for royal gardens and hunting grounds,they have other places.for instance,also the UNESCO world heritage site,Beijing's Summer Palace,it's one of Chinese royal gardens.

The Beijing Summer Palace:




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It consists of 980 surviving buildings with 8,707 bays of rooms.
I think The Forbidden City claims the title based on the above,not the empty space that is included.palaces should be the buildings ,not lands.

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