Fuwang Chamber in Forbidden City expected to open in 2020

By Zhang Xingjian ( ) Updated: 2016-08-17 16:24:03

Fuwang Chamber in Forbidden City expected to open in 2020

Carpenters concentrate on the restoration work of the Fuwang Chamber. [Photo/Weibo]

Many visitors and architecture enthusiasts are thrilled to learn of the news, while others seem to think otherwise.

Some people worry that the refurnished chamber comes second to damage when numerous visitors flood into the little space at one time and suggest that online appointment is a viable way to protect the chamber. However, Chinese weibo user Xiaomeideshijie said: "I love ancient buildings very much and I cannot wait to visit the chamber. The purpose to renovate these buildings is to make more people have the chance to watch the cultural heritage of our ancestors. A proper and practical management plan will control the visitor number."

The open area in the Forbidden City has increased from 65 percent to 76 percent this year with three new areas have been added to the opening list.

According to a report from Xinhua News Agency, three areas of the Forbidden City will be opened to the public, including the pathways between the Duanhong Bridge and Longzong Gate, and the Archery Pavilion and the Hall of Literary Glory, as well as the Western Canal Street.

Also, visitors can get more than 200 free Wi-Fi signals at the Palace Museum. By enjoying the wireless internet service, visitors can get more detailed information and latest news on the museum.

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