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China’s Forbidden City opens to the general public at night for the first time in 94 years

China’s Forbidden City opens to the general public at night for the first time in 94 years

The Washington Post - Anna Fifield

BEIJING — Beijing’s Forbidden City – traditionally off-limits at night for anyone except emperors, ghosts and visiting dignitaries – was lit up with lanterns and gasps after dark Tuesday as China celebrated the end of the Lunar New Year holiday. The complex, home to Chinese emperors for five …

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