Forbidden City Story Project - Ancient China
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Forbidden City story project

Ming dynasty writer
A man writing (Ming Dynasty China)

Read Kidipede's description of the Ming Dynasty Forbidden City very carefully. Then write a story that takes place in the Forbidden City, where the people move around in realistic ways from room to room and from building to building. Is your story a mystery? Is it about children playing in the palace? Maybe someone new to the court has arrived? If you need more information, there's a complete plan of the Forbidden City here:

Ming Dynasty Forbidden City
Plan of the Forbidden City

Another project: visit a Chinese garden

Bibliography and further reading about the Forbidden City:

Ming Dynasty History
Ming Dynasty Art
Ming Dynasty Architecture
More about Chinese Architecture
Ancient China
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