Fantasy: Forbidden City
The ancient city was constructed in the early 15th century and was the former Chinese imperial palace and winter residence from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. Since 1925, the Forbidden City has been a museum rather than a working palace.
The complex consists of 980 buildings and 9,999 rooms. They should build another room somewhere just to pacify those with OCD. It receives an average of 14 million visitors annually.
Reality: Forbidden City
Is it really forbidden if we can visit it? Incredibly, the Forbidden City has the highest market value of any property in the world at an estimated &70 billion. What you need to worry about as a tourist though, is the fact that 14 million people visit it each year.
There will be nothing sacred about your visit. You’ll be packed wall to wall with others hoping to get a glimpse at what their ancestors would not have been permitted to see. That begs the question if it wasn’t named the Forbidden City, would it lose its allure?