For the first time in over three months since the Palace Museum was closed because of the coronavirus outbreak in China, visitors were allowed into the imperial palace on Friday.
Besides ancient architecture that brings visitors a glimpse of imperial life during the Qing Dynasty (1636-1912), the blooming flowers within the palace have also become another attraction.
The palace is limiting the number of visitors on a daily basis due to public safety concerns.
China's Xinhua News Agency reported that all 5,000 tickets available on the first day of reopening were sold out within 95 minutes since the announcement was made on Tuesday.
(All images by CGTN's Wang Yuqiang)
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