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Forbidden City to open more areas to public


Published on Aug 20, 2010

Beijing’s famous Forbidden City is planning to open more areas to the public. According to local media report, authorities will open 70% of the once strictly off-limits imperial palace to tourists; up from just 30% currently. The Beijing Morning Post yesterday reported the Head of the Administration of Cultural Heritage, Shan Jixiang, as saying that the newly-opened areas could see visitor numbers rise by 30,000 per day, to around 130,000.

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