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Palace Museum to produce epic drama

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-02-07 19:58
Visitors to the Forbidden City enjoy a Lunar New Year fair that lasts until Feb 10. [Photo by JIANG DONG/CHINA DAILY]

BEIJING -- The Palace Museum has announced a project to produce an epic drama named "The Forbidden City," which is scheduled to stage before Oct 31, 2020.

The drama, utilizing cutting-edge stage technology, aims to present the audience with the rich history of the imperial palace and stories it has witnessed throughout the past six centuries.

The Forbidden City is among the most important cultural heritage of the Chinese nation and symbolizes the Chinese people's national spirit, said Shan Jixiang, curator of the Palace Museum, which is located in the Forbidden City.

The Forbidden City, built in 1420, is now a renowned tourist attraction. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 by UNESCO and listed as the largest collection of preserved wooden structures in the world.

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