You must visit the must-see attractions in Beijing. The Palace Museum was once the royal palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The Palace Museum became the Palace Museum for the first time in 1925. It was opened to the general public. Let us have a chance to see this piece of China. The majesty and sacredness of the treasures of civilization. The Forbidden City was once the private property of the Emperor’s House, but now belongs to all Chinese people. It should be spared no expense.
Fortunately, experts and technicians in this area in China have been working hard to repair and maintain the Forbidden City. It also gives visitors the pleasure to see the most authentic and beautiful side of the Forbidden City. The popularity of the Forbidden City is also amazing. It receives an average of about 50,000 tourists a day, and in the 10 years to 2017, it has received a cumulative 200 million tourists. With the continuous renovation and restoration of the Forbidden City and the increase in tourists, the area open to visit the Forbidden City is also increasing.
In the past, many forbidden areas were opened to the outside world one by one. Now the area available for visit is as much as 80%. However, everyone has such a confusion. Since there are so many tourists and the open area has also expanded, why hasn’t the visit time been delayed? The scheduled clearance time of the Forbidden City is always 5pm.
Why did the Forbidden City clear on time as soon as 5:00? The lessons of 1959 cannot be forgotten. Generally speaking, it is for the security of the Forbidden City. Many people are unaware of the alarming theft that occurred in 1959. Wu Qinghui is an ordinary peasant from Shouguang, Shandong. He originally came to visit relatives in Beijing. Later, he visited the Forbidden City by the way, but he saw the exquisite cultural relics of the Forbidden City, and he missed it.
Wu Qinghui hid in a public toilet at 4 pm, and ran directly to the Yangxin Hall three hours later. He broke in and smashed the glass protecting cultural relics and stole it. 5 swords decorated with gold and precious stones, and 8 pages of gold book made of pure gold. But Wu Qinghui was only 20 years old, and he was so bold.
Fortunately, Wu Qinghui was arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment. Unfortunately, the gold book has been cut and sold by Wu Qinghui, and the losses cannot be made up. The lessons of the year can’t be forgotten. The Palace Museum will be cleared on time at 5 pm to discover unrelated personnel as early as possible to prevent criminals from messing with the night. In addition, the Forbidden City is also designed to allow tourists to visit by natural light, instead of using artificial light sources, so that cultural relics can be better protected.