Welcome to China!
This model was created by MiniWorld 3D collaborator Zuknaini "Izu" Mohd Sabri, aka Tinkerzon.
This model represents a fraction of the actual entire complex, and it has been modified for printability and simlpification purposes.
NOTE that to be support-free, the whole model has been scaled 200% in the Z axis (it's stretched taller). To achieve accurate proportions, scale 50% only in Z in your slicer, but you may need supports for the eaves or experience some sagging.
The Forbidden City (Chinese: 紫禁城; pinyin: Zǐjìnchéng) is a palace complex at the center of the Imperial City of Beijing, China. It was constructed from 1406 to 1420, and was the former Chinese imperial palace and winter residence of the Emperor of China from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty, between 1420 and 1924. As such, it was the ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government for almost 500 years. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
The complex consists of 980 buildings, reportedly encompassing 9,999 rooms and covering 720,000 square metres (7,800,000 sq ft). The palace exemplifies the opulence of the residences of the Chinese emperor and the traditional Chinese palatial architecture, and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere. It is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. It received more than 19 million visitors in 2019. The Forbidden City's market value has been estimated at $70 billion, making it both the world's most valuable palace and the most valuable piece of real estate anywhere in the world (from Wikipedia).
MiniWorld 3D is excited to bring this model to life as a homage to all people of China. Please give credit, it's all about spreading culture and education!
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Print photos by @hugo_hth & @the3dsmith
Real location photo by Dave Proffer CC BY 2.0