WHS-cities that have been closed to outsiders / visitors for a certain period in history.
The connection belongs to History connections.
- Ambohimanga: Ambohimanga was henceforth considered one of the sacred royal hills of Imerina (the Merina kingdom) and was known as a "forbidden city" until 1897.
- Harar: "Harar was a fiercely religious city and was a forbidden city (closed to visitors), until 1887"
- Hué: "Inside the citadel was a forbidden city where only the concubines, emperors, and those close enough to them were granted access, the punishment for trespassing being death." (wiki)
- Imperial Palace: "Forbidden" (in Beijing's Forbidden City or Imperial Palace), referred to the fact that no-one could enter or leave the palace without the emperor's permission.
- Potala Palace: Lhasa is known as the Forbidden City for its former inaccessibility and hostility to strangers
- Thang Long: It included a Forbidden City, where the king and his royal family lived
- Timbuktu: Closed to non-islamic visitors for centuries
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Forbidden City?
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