top of page

"It was a total work of art.... It was Chinese belief incarnate"

Forbidden City, Beijing, China

Beijing is known as the last of the four great ancient capitals of China, dating back more than 800 years. Today, the city has seven World Heritage sites, including the Forbidden City and parts of the Great Wall. While the city's intense pollution recently has provided numerous headlines, this writer looks at the efforts to restore and preserve many of the remaining historic monuments.


My Beijing: The Sacred City

By Ian Johnson

The New York Times

May 1, 2017

bottom of page