National Geographic : 1960 Aug
Peking's Maze Suggests a Chinese Puzzle Emperors lived in mystery behind the crenelated ofA walls of the Forbidden City; few Westerners glimpsed the palaces until the Manchus fell in 1911. Outside lies the Imperial City, once a resi dential quarter for courtiers and government offi cials. Manchu monarchs garrisoned troops in the , A Tatar City, which surrounds both inner com pounds, and drove the natives into the Chinese Azure Clouds City to the south. S Chingh Today homes and factories crowd burgeoning thern suburbs outside the old walls. Imperial shrines and palaces now are parks. Huge Communist erected public buildings take shape around Tien MenouoSuburbs anmen Square (pages 200-201). Inset shows the city's setting as far north as the Great Wall (page 199). Peking's latitude matches Philadelphia's; its climate resembles 192 Chanhsintie Nebraska's.