- Feb 27
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Imperial Citadel & Forbidden City
The Forbidden Purple City was once the home of the emperor and his concubines. Almost completely destroyed in a fire in 1947, a few buildings are left. The partially restored Thai Binh Reading Pavilion has beautifully landscaped surroundings, including a small lake with a Zen-like stone sculpture and ceramic and glass mosaic detailing on the roof and pillars.