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Forbidden City to present its mascots

The Palace Museum, also known as Forbidden City, presented its mascots for the first time to the public on 23, November.

The mascots' design originates from the Chinese traditional symbols of the dragon and phoenix. The name of dragon and phoenix are "Zhuangzhuang" and "Meimei" respectively. "Zhuang", which means strong in Chinese, shows the power of the dragon, which represents the image of the gorgeous Forbidden City; "Mei", which means beautiful, stands for the more than 1.8 million treasures collected by the museum.

Developing the mascots' design took more than 10 months. All the costumes, beads, hats, and other accessories on the mascots underwent the scrupulous examination of experts.