The third Ming emperor YongLe came back the capital to Beijing (from Nanjing) and in 1406 he started development of a new and extremely huge imperial palace complex. The building work took 14 years to complete - and approximately one million workers, such as 100,000 craftsmen, were involved.
The Beijing and forbidden city tour are one of the most visited locations in China, was the home and seat of power of 24 emperors during the mid to latter Ming and the Qing dynasties. By the end of the 18th century, some 9000 everyone was approximated to call home there. Apart from the elegant family, these were eunuchs, concubines, and maid-servants.