The former residence of China’ s last empress – Wanrong
The former residence of China’ s last empress, Wanrong, is located in Xicheng District nowadays. The site recorded Wanrong’s life with the last emperor of Qing Dynasty, Puyi outside of the Forbidden City. When the royal family was expelled from the Forbidden City in 1924, Wanrong had spent a few days in the residence, before her exile life with her husband Puyi.
Westerners will be familiar with Wanrong. She was played in the 1987 movie The Last Emperor. She was a sacrifice of feudal system in China. Her residence shows some of her most classic moments by photo and introductions.