26 May, Sunday

CHINA, Beijing – Receiving more than 14 million visitors per year, the Forbidden City remains Beijing’s most popular cultural and tourist attraction. Such level of popularity is only befitting for the largest surviving imperial palace in the world, which was said to require the combined efforts of over 1 million labourers to complete.

With over 90 palace quarters and courtyards, 980 buildings and more than 8,700 rooms, there’s plenty to explore and see. But the sheer amount of visitors can be trying. Our friends @chopsticksontheloose offer this handy tip to better enjoy the sprawling attraction – wander off the main paths and you’ll soon be free of the crowds!

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