BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- A grand exhibition marking the 600th anniversary of the construction of the Forbidden City in Beijing was launched on Thursday.
The exhibition, held at the Palace Museum in Beijing, is divided into three sections covering three historical periods: the city's construction during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); adjustment of the layout during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911); and developments since the institution of Palace Museum in 1925.
In total, 450 cultural relics and historical materials, including photographs, are on display at the exhibition, revealing the weal and woe of the imperial courts over the course of six centuries.
Visitors will be introduced to the charms of classical Chinese architecture, traditional construction engineering skills, various principles of traditional Chinese philosophy, and catch a glimpse of the palace scenery during the four seasons.
The exhibition, titled "Everlasting Splendor: Six Centuries at the Forbidden City," will run until Nov. 15 at the Meridian Gate, according to the museum. Enditem