Forbidden City Floor Plan. The set of four stamps depict iconic structures including the stone bridges across. The layout of Forbidden City is symmetrical along a central north-south axis which is also the axis of the old Beijing City.
There are four gates and the main gate opens up to Tiananmen Square. Beijing Municipality Peoples Republic of China. The gates are easily guarded with high 26 foot walls surrounding them and a thin passageway to enter.
The chief architects and engineers include Cai Xin Nguyen An a Vietnamese eunuch Kuai Xiang Lu Xiang and others.
Beijing Municipality Peoples Republic of China. Important palaces halls gates and other features are labeled. The northern top part of the plan is the main residential quarter. It was first built in 1420 Yongle 18 Ming Dynasty and was rebuilt and renovated in Qing Dynasty.