Video games and ‘cutie emperors’: Palace Museum director retires and not everyone is sad to see him go; Mandy Zuo; SCMP

Shan Jixiang, who admits he is no expert on art, brought commercial success to World Heritage Site that fired the public’s interest in history but drew scorn from his colleagues.

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FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER A SECTION OF THE FORBIDDEN CITY IS OPENING TO THE PUBLIC; Daniel Avery; Newsweek

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Forbidden City Ticket; Get Your Guide

Explore one of the most impressive historical sites in Beijing and discover the secrets that have been hidden for centuries.

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The 10 Most Visited Palaces In The World; Oishimaya Sen Nag; World Atlas

The Forbidden City in Beijing is the world’s most visited palace.

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30 world-famous buildings to inspire you; Kerrie Hughes; Creative Bloq

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China’s Forbidden City opens to the general public at night for the first time in 94 years; Anna Fifield; Washington Post

Only 6,000 people over two nights will be allowed into the UNESCO World Heritage site for a light show to mark the Lantern Festival, signaling the end of the Lunar New Year holiday.

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Beijing’s Forbidden City will open newly restored buildings in 2020; Francesca Street; CNN

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Come 2020, they’ll be a new reason to visit this former imperial palace — the complex’s Qianlong Garden will be open to the public for the first time.

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48 hours in Shenyang; Tom O’Malley; Lonely Planet

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32 world-famous buildings to inspire you; Kerrie Hughes; Creative Bloq

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When people think about snow sports, the Chinese capital doesn’t necessarily spring to mind. And yet, Beijing has plenty of action in the winter months. Find out more here; Euronews

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From adrenalin-fuelled winter sports competitions to breathtaking hikes, and luxurious spas, Beijing has everything you could want for a holiday in the snow.

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