Talk:Beijing/Forbidden City

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"Merge" tag[edit]

I think this is a fine article topic, and instead of being merged, should be turned into a good article. The problem right now is not the topic but the quality of the article. Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:11, 28 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The suggestion that Forbidden City should be covered under Dongcheng District is misguided. While it is administratively part of the Dongcheng District, it should be borne in mind that Dongcheng and Xicheng are divided by reference to the Forbidden City, and it is a pretty much random administrative decision to include the Forbidden City in the former rather than the latter. Geographically and culturally it makes no sense. Given that Wikivoyage does not always follow administrative district lines anyway, it would make more sense to have the Forbidden City as its own article, or perhaps expanded to cover the surrounding areas such as Tiananmen, Qianmen, Jingshan, Beihai and Zhongnanhai. All of these are nearby and it could make sense for a visitor to plan their itinerary to cover these attractions together, even though administratively some are in Dongcheng District and some are in Xicheng District. The article could be called "Forbidden City and Imperial City", which is quite valid as a "district" or city subdivision article, similarly to "Prague/Castle and Lesser Town". --PalaceGuard008 (talk) 14:46, 2 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Normally we discourage articles for individual attractions. However, the Forbidden City is as far as I understand large and complex and could be an exception. I've added the standard headings for a city district to the article. --ϒpsilon (talk) 15:43, 2 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I will give it a go at expanding this into an article. (I wrote most of the current Wikipedia article on the topic.) I'm fairly inexperienced at Wikivoyage so please correct me where I go wrong. --PalaceGuard008 (talk) 10:09, 3 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You're doing a fine job so far. Very glad you're adding content! One small detail: Have a look at wv:dates. The standard here is number Month year: e.g., 10 March 2015. Ikan Kekek (talk) 12:27, 3 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Audio guide[edit]

Today I went to Forbidden City, but it was an English woman voice in the audio guide. I guess that the information about Roger Moore is outdated. -- 09:04, 13 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I hope you enjoyed your trip! Please plunge forward and edit the article to reflect current conditions. Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:15, 13 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Why is this article not a guide, and what has to be done to make it one? Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:41, 29 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]