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Turret of The Palace Museum

Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although there is a turret positioned at each corner of the Forbidden City's outer walls, it's usually the north-eastern and north-western ones that are noticed by most visitors after they exit the site. Each turret was intended to serve as defensive look-outs but with several...More

Thank ianwyj
Reviewed 30 October 2017

You can see this part of the palace along the outside - the view from the north east and north west are both very good looking down the moat. This area is also great because you can get a true sense of scale for how...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Unexpectedly informative and revealing, well endowed with artefacts, illustrations and sounds, the three floors bring to life the story of the people ofGlasgow over the ages especially the poverty, domestic privations, the employment and health challenges. There is a whole section devoted to Billy Connolly...More

Thank Writerchappy_13
Reviewed 12 August 2017

In a strange way, this was one of my favourite parts of the Forbidden City. It is a stunning beautiful and ornate tower. The whole Forbidden City experience is absolutely mind blowing but just make sure you do three things. One; Arrive early. Two; Give...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This building lies at the far end of the visit near the North gate. An exquisite building and has the best architecture in the Palace Museum. A favourite subject of photographers.

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I visited Beijing in December,2015. I went their with my classmates as our graduation trip. We also visited the landmark of Beijing, the Palace Museum. It was very big and the buildings were so huge. Inside the buildings we could see the magnificent decorations made...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Inside the Forbidden City the Turret is a truly fine specimen of ancient Chinese architecture. A great subject for photographers.

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 16 April 2016

This is actually a park of the Forbidden City tour that we took with "Lily's Private Beijing Tour". It was a nice little climb and gave a good view of the city.

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Amazing architecture like the rest of the Forbidden City. However, if possible, get there early and avoid the weekends - there'll still be huge crowds, but maybe a bit less enormous!

Thank FTMDave
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

It really must be a distinction to be the best architectural piece in a complex where every building is vying to surpass the other in beauty. The Turret lies at the fag end of the tour to the forbidden city. You would have walked so...More

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