25 May 2011

The name of Forbidden City

Another name of the Forbidden City is the Purple Forbidden City, also it names as Forbidden Palace.

Now, we will explain why it called Purple Forbidden City, puple in ancient China refer to the North star on the sky which name Ziwei(puple) Star in old China, it is the celestial emperor in traditional Chinese astrology, all of the stars around Ziwei Star were his subject. The forbidden city is the residence for the emporor in ancient China whom own the biggest power and regarded as a god on earth, so it is similar to Ziwei Star, Forbidden means no one could entry there without the order of the emporor. City means this residence owns everything just like a regular city with city walls protection.

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