The Forbidden City in Beijing is the royal palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in China. It is located in the center of Beijing’s central axis and is the essence of ancient Chinese palace architecture. The Forbidden City in Beijing is centered on the three main halls. It covers an area of 720,000 square meters and has a construction area of about 150,000 square meters. There are more than 70 large and small palaces and more than 9,000 houses. It is one of the largest and most preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.
The artistic language and expression means of the Forbidden City building are very rich, including space, form, proportion, balance, rhythm, color, decoration and many other factors, which together constitute the beauty of architectural art. Here we will appreciate the beauty of the architectural art of the Forbidden City from these aspects. The buildings of the Forbidden City are in the form of group combinations. The connections, transitions and transformations between the building groups constitute a rich spatial sequence.