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 "The whole palace complex is built along a central axis, the axis of the world, everything in the four directions suspend from this central point represented by these palaces."
– Jeffrey Riegel
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The Forbidden City is a Renaissance Era Wonder in Civilization VI. It must be built on flat land adjacent to a City Center.

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The Forbidden City is one of the best wonders in the game, as it gives an extra Wildcard slot! All Wonders giving extra government slots are great, but the Wildcard Slot Wildcard slot is the best of all because it fits all types of Policy cards! Besides, the extra Culture Culture is also great for quicker civic advancement. Thus the Forbidden City is suited to any strategy and any victory condition you're pursuing. Don't hesitate to try and build it!

Civilopedia entry[]

Lying in the center of Beijing, a visit to Gu Gong (the Imperial Palace of China) was forbidden to the common folk without special dispensation from the emperor himself; hence the complex became known across the land as the “Forbidden City” (much like most presidential residences these days). Construction of the walled “city” – liberally sprinkled with ornamental gardens, graceful terraces, restful fountains and lots of utilitarian administrative offices – began in 1408 AD under the guidance of the Yonglu Emperor, third of the Ming dynasty. The complex grew over the centuries, serving as home to 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing. It grew until it encompassed 9,999 rooms spread over 178 square acres, surrounded by a 170-foot wide moat and 32-foot high walls (just to make sure none of those commoners entered unchecked). At its peak, the Forbidden City was home to ten thousand people, all to serve the needs of one emperor. Now only a few hundred inhabit the sumptuous grounds, to serve as guides and janitors.


Civilization VI Wonders [edit]
Wonders AlhambraAmundsen-Scott Research Station R&F-Only.pngAngkor Wat1Apadana1Big BenBiosphère1Bolshoi TheatreBroadwayCasa de Contratación R&F-Only.pngChichen ItzaColosseumColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerEstádio do MaracanãEtemenanki1Forbidden CityGolden Gate Bridge GS-Only.pngGreat Bath GS-Only.pngGreat LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat ZimbabweHagia SophiaHanging GardensHermitageHuey TeocalliJebel Barkal1Kilwa Kisiwani R&F-Only.pngKotoku-in R&F-Only.pngMachu Picchu GS-Only.pngMahabodhi TempleMausoleum at Halicarnassus1Meenakshi Temple GS-Only.pngMont St. MichelOracleOrszágház GS-Only.pngOxford UniversityPanama Canal GS-Only.pngPetraPotala PalacePyramidsRuhr ValleyStatue of Liberty R&F-Only.pngStatue of Zeus1St. Basil's Cathedral R&F-Only.pngStonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj Mahal R&F-Only.pngTemple of Artemis R&F-Only.pngTerracotta ArmyTorre de Belém1University of Sankore GS-Only.pngVenetian Arsenal
Natural Wonders Bermuda Triangle1Chocolate Hills GS-Only.pngCliffs of DoverCrater LakeDead SeaDelicate Arch R&F-Only.pngEye of the Sahara R&F-Only.pngEyjafjallajökull1Fountain of Youth1Galápagos IslandsGiant's Causeway1Gobustan GS-Only.pngGreat Barrier ReefHạ Long Bay1Ik-Kil GS-Only.pngKakadu2Lake Retba R&F-Only.pngLysefjord1Mato Tipila GS-Only.pngMatterhorn R&F-Only.pngMount EverestMount KilimanjaroMount Roraima R&F-Only.pngMount Vesuvius GS-Only.pngPaïtiti1Pamukkale GS-Only.pngPantanalPinnacles2PiopiotahiSahara el Beyda GS-Only.pngTorres del PaineTsingy de BemarahaUbsunur Hollow R&F-Only.pngUluru1Vinland2YosemiteZhangye Danxia R&F-Only.png
1 Requires a DLC2 Specific scenarios only

R&F-Only.png Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.