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    Forbidden City - Ten Amazing Facts

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    Forbidden City - Ten Amazing Facts - as part of the travel series by GeoBeats.

    10 - Imperial home of 24 Chinese emperors for over 500 years.

    9 - No one could enter or leave without permission.

    8 - There are 980 buildings and nearly 10,000 rooms.

    7 - World's largest collection of ancient wooden structures.

    6 - It took 15 years to build the complex.

    5 - Hundreds of thousands of workers were used.

    4 - Roofs are yellow since that's the emperor's color.

    3 - Over a million artifacts are housed here.

    2 - The complex spans 720,000 square meters.

    1 - The Last Emperor, Puyi, was designated this title at the age of 2.