The Palace Museum in Beijing, Northern Entrance

The Palace Museum is located in the Imperial Forbidden City in Beijing. The museum was created in 1925, when the government of the newly founded Republic of China ordered the last emperor of China, Xutong of the Qing Dynasty, along with his family, to move out of the palace. The museum today is one of the most important museums in China, preserving valuable traditional architecture and other treasures of great historical significance. Every year, about eight million tourists, both from within China and abroad, visit the Palace Museum year.

The front (southern) entrance of the Palace Museum is at the Tiananmen Square. The back (northern) entrance of the palace leads to the southern entrance of Jingshan Park, which used to be a garden for the imperial family.