Mandarin learning: Visit the Forbidden City in Beijing

Enter the once-forbidden city of Beijing and read the pages of its rich history.

Duration : 60 mins     Max Size : 50     Destination : China  

Category : Mandarin     Recommended For : Languages

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On today’s tour, children will visit the fascinating Forbidden City, located in the heart of Beijing. The magnificent city is steeped in history and has been home to twenty-four emperors, who lived here for a span of 500 years – during which time it was closed off to the world i.e entry was ‘forbidden.’ The city was built over 14 years from 1406 to 1420 by the third Ming emperor Yongle and subsequently was home to emperors from both the Ming and Qing dynasties. In 1911 the Qing dynasty fell to the republican revolutionaries. The last emperor, Puyi, continued to live in the palace after his abdication until he was expelled in 1924, and eventually led to the opening up of the Forbidden City.

Today the awe inspiring place is accessible to the world and leaves behind a treasure of clues to the rich history of China. Most of the buildings are empty with its contents being moved to various museums. However, on this walking tour, children will gain a detailed insight into the history and architecture of the glorious bygone period of China, through the many stories and customs of the emperors who lived here.

Surrounded by imperial parks and monolithic museums the Forbidden city is a visit of a lifetime and a great lesson in history.

Your Presenter

  Liu Ping

Liu Ping reflects the true spirit of China's dynamic growth as someone who worked in phosphorous mines as a teenager and then educated herself to become a teacher, an english language interpreter and eventually an entrepreneur. A global speaker, Liu is passionate about showcasing the real China to the rest of the world. Liu lives in Beijing and is the author of 'My Chinese Dream-From Red Guards to CEO'.

How it works

This tour has been designed specially for school children. This is a group tour that accommodates up to 50 children at a time. Once you book this experience, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to join the session.  Children and teachers can log in from their individual classes or congregate in one single class/hall and access the tour via the link provided.

What you need

You will need a stable internet connection and a mobile device (ideally a desktop or laptop) to stream the session.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel and obtain a full refund for this session until 5 days before the date of the first session.

Book this experience

From £250 / Per Group (Max 50 Person)

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