Located in Beijing, the Forbidden City is an expansive palace complex that lets you experience the grandeur of Imperial China. Used as a royal palace from a period that spanned from the Ming Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty, this UNESCO World Heritage Site features 980 historic buildings and covers an area of around 720,000 square metres. The Forbidden City which is now home to the Palace Museum has been divided into two sections, namely the Outer Court and the Inner Court. Outer Court attractions include the Gate of Supreme Harmony, the Hall of Preserving Harmony and the Hall of Central Peace, while such sites of interest as the Palace of Heavenly Purity, the Palace of Earthly Tranquillity, the Hall of Union and the Hall of Mental Cultivation can be found in the Inner Court. Travellers looking for a Beijing luxury hotel from which to explore the capital and such attractions as the Forbidden City can stay at Grand Millennium Beijing. This city hotel Beijing is also ideally located within easy reach of other famous local attractions.