It is a fascinating place... a few facts:
- The world's biggest ancient palace
- China's most popular tourist attraction
- Almost 600 years old
- A UNESCO World Heritage site
- Contains the largest collection of ancient wooden structures in the world
- It has 9,999 rooms (only heaven has more... was thought to have 10,000 rooms)
There were crowds of tourists (many of them Chinese) but I was lucky enough to capture these images with only a hint of the throng.