- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: October 23, 1997
Go inside the ancient walls of Beijing's fabled Forbidden City, the seat of Chinese Emperors for hundreds of years, and until recently off-limits to Westerners.
For 500 years, it was the home of China's emperors. For 500 years, it was strictly prohibited for anyone but the royal attendants and family to venture inside the enormous palace complex known as The Forbidden City.
CHINA'S FORBIDDEN CITY throws open the doors of this legendary remnant of China's imperial past for an incredible, behind-the-scenes tour. Go inside the grand palaces, temples, libraries and theatres of the 250 acre walled city, and wander the stunning gardens and grounds. Trace its fascinating history, from the tragic end of the last Ming emperor who killed his family and hung himself as Manchu warriors attacked the city walls to the last emperor, the four year old Pu Yi, forced to abdicate by the leaders of the Revolution. Insightful commentary from experts and stunning footage of its majestic halls, gorgeous artwork and incredible buildings make this a memorable journey into the China's secret past.