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Forbidden City 1933

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Forbidden City 1933

4 mins United Kingdom

This captivating amateur footage reveals Beijing’s Forbidden City at a time of transition. Entry became far less exclusive once it ceased to house the Emperors of China. Yet our cameraman seems to venture only fleetingly inside the main gates. Even so, it's fascinating to see the outer gateways as relaxed, social places, without the teeming tourist groups that throng there today.

By 1933, the Forbidden City was home to the Palace Museum, an exhibition of Chinese national treasures.

Genres

Non-Fiction

Tags

Beijing

Collection

Beijing - Northern Capital

Released

1933

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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