The International Committee for Tourism Attractiveness and Sustainable Tourism Development consisting of 15 experts from all over the world has unanimously included the Forbidden City in the World List of Particular Tourist Attraction.

The Deputy Secretary General of the International Committee Dr. Vadim Kozyulin delivered a special visit in Beijing to present the Certificate acknowledging the worldwide recognition of the Forbidden City as a cultural, historical and tourist heritage of the human civilization.

"Since 2012, the Forbidden City has seen an average of 15 million visitors annually, and received more than 16 million visitors in 2016 and 2017. Very few tourist sites in the world might provoke such interest. Meantime the annual number of visits was not the only reason to include the Forbidden City in the World List. First of all, it is a recognition of the great work carried out by the Chinese authorities to preserve and restore the Chinese architecture and culture. The history and culture of China do not belong only to the Chinese people. It is the heritage of all mankind. It is very valuable that the Forbidden City allows visitors to feel the history and almost touch it with their hands.

I would also like to mark the high level of educational programs organized by the administration of the Forbidden City and the virtual models of the City on the web. Great work deserves a great awards!» Dr.Vadim Kozyulin noted.

The Chairman of the General Council of the Eurasian Economic Cooperation Organization Igor Rybakov says: "Being a non-government organization, EECO promotes development of contacts and ties between Eurasian tourism organizations and colleagues on other continents. Many people believe that our world is getting smaller, as every part of it becomes more and more reachable. This is indeed the case. There are many historical attractions which we all know since childhood. Still I know that there is a whole Terra Incognita, an unknown land strewn with diamonds of tourist sites. We just want to expose them to the world."

The Deputy Secretary General of the International Committee Dr. Vadim Kozyulin presents the Certificate of inclusion of the Forbidden City in the World List of Particular Tourist Attractions to the PR Director Du Jianpin

The Forbidden City is a palace complex in central Beijing, China. The former Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty (the years 1420 to 1912), it now houses the Palace Museum. The Forbidden City served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government for almost 500 years.

The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.

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