Ancient World Wonder-the Great Wall at Mutianyu, Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, 76km northeast of Beijing, is linked to the Gu Bei Kou section on the east and the Badaling section on the west. It was used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs.
The Forbidden City, Overview of the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City or Forbidden Palace (Chinese pinyin: Zijinch¡¡¨¬¦ng; literally "Purple Forbidden City"; Manchu: Dabkuri dorgi hoton, literally "Layered Inner City"), located at the exact center of the ancient city of Beijing, just behind the Tian'anmen Square & Heavenly Peace Rostrum, was home to 24 emperors. It was begun with the overthrown of the Khan and the glorious Ming Dynasty establishment.