Beijing Imperial Palace was formerly known as the Forbidden City.

Date:2017-04-27

北(běi)京(jīng)故(gǔ)宫(gōng)旧(jiù)称(chēng)为(wéi)紫(zǐ)禁(jìn)城(chéng)。

Meaning: Beijing Imperial Palace was formerly known as the Forbidden City.

Explanation: The Forbidden City is named with the meaning of “the emperor star in the center of the universe”, representing the center of the world.

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