The most Southern Gate depicted is Tian An Men ( or the Gate of Heavenly Peace ) that stands at the North of Tian An Men Square. In the Past there was another Gate halfway between TiananMen and QianMen, giving access to the Outer Imperial City. Outside of this was the Realm of the Chinese Commoner. The entire map area is locally referred to as Forbidden City or GuGong. The Palace Grounds proper, constructed in the Ming Dynasty, are known as the Palace Museum, a United Nations World Heritage Site and the largest preserved group of wooden buildings in the World.
The year 2007 Official schematic Map of The Forbidden City, by The Palace Museum. With links to further information on the various sections.
Since new sections have been opened to the public as one will find when browsing the various available Maps of the Palace Museum.
Historic 1960's Era Unofficial schematic Map of The Forbidden City aka The Palace Museum complementary to the oficial Palace Museum Schematic Map and revealing various former functions of sections and Halls plus location there of. Follow links to additionnal information on each site.