This royal journey to the Forbidden City and Royal Park starts at 8:30 in the morning. You will be met by our guide in your hotel lobby by this time. Then board on our nice & air-conditioned vehicle to go to the Forbidden City.
Upon arrival, history telling first while standing in front of the magnificent Meridian Gate, which is the main entrance to the Forbidden City. Then follow the guide to go through the entrance with the pre-booked tickets. After you get into the Forbidden City, also called Palace Museum, you will be flooded by the tons of history from early Ming to Qing Dynasties (1420-1911). here is the place where 24 emperors lived, it occupies an area of 72 hectares, also divided into outer court-the emperors handled state affairs, giving audiences to his fellows, and inner court-where emperor and his empress, concubines, palace maids lived. There’re 18 major palaces/stops will be involved along the journey in the Forbidden City. In those palaces/stops, you will learn how emperors ascended the throne, where the imperial exams take place, how and where emperors keep the treasures gathered worldwide, where the thousands concubines lived and the wedding chamber where the emperor married, etc. Tons of history stories.
Besides, two more major stops will be arranged at the end of the tour: Wanchun(Ten thousands springs) Pavillion and Guilty Tree-where last Ming Emperor committed suicide by hang himself on this tree. At Wanchun Pavillion, you will get a fantastic bird’s eye view of massive golden palaces of the Forbidden City.
Your tour will be ended in about 5 hours visit at Royal Park. Then we will uber you back to the hotel. Lovely tour ends!
Things to Know:
Please Note: You MUST provide your passport names and numbers correctly upon booking. On the day of visit, Please have all the passports with you.
Here’s the list of palaces/stops during our visit:
1.The Meridian Gate(Wu men) "Painting and Calligraphy Gallery"
2. Hall of Martial Valor (Wuying dian) "Ceramics Gallery"
3. Hall of Literary Brilliance (Wenhua dian)
4.Gate of Supreme Harmony (Taihe men)
5.Hall of Supreme Harmony (Taihe dian)
6.Hall of Central Harmony (Zhonghe dian)
7.Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohe dian)
8.Bird’s Eye View Point of Inner Palace and Marble Terrace
9.Palace of Heavenly Purity (Qianqing gong)
10.10 . Hall of Union and Peace (Jiaotai dian)
11.Palace of Earthly Tranquility (Kunning gong)
12.Hall of Mental Cultivation (Yangxin dian)
13.Area of Six Western Palaces
14.Imperial Garden (Yu huayuan)
15.Area of Six Eastern Palaces
16.9 Dragon Wall
17.Hall of Treasure Museum
18.Gate of Divine Prowess (Shenwu men)
19.Wanchun(ten-thousand springs) Pavilion (142-feet high hilltop, offers panoramic view of the Forbidden city)