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Address: No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China (Formerly Forbidden City (Imperial Palace))
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Phone Number: +86 10 8500 7422
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08:30 - 15:30
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Tue - Sun 08:30 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Consisting of more than 9,000 rooms and spread over 250 acres, this huge...

Consisting of more than 9,000 rooms and spread over 250 acres, this huge palace complex was built in the 15th century and later extensively renovated and restored during the Qing Dynasty in the 18th century.

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Forbidden City Museum-

You read about the Forbidden City but until you see it in person, you can't grasp how big it is. You go through one gate and then another and then another and realize that you... read more

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You read about the Forbidden City but until you see it in person, you can't grasp how big it is. You go through one gate and then another and then another and realize that you have only been in a small corner of the entire palace. Amazing and beautifful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The forbidden city is one of the most important sightseeing in beijing. It is located in the city center . It is very close to tian an men subway station . You gonna spend 3 hours there. It is better if you have a tour guide .

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is very nice, but it is all very similar so you go through a gatehouse building to another very similar gatehouse building, when in Beijing this is one of the main sites and does have to be done, but after a few days in Beijing you can get a bit temples out

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The pictures that you see do not to the size of this place justice…I mean massive. It is about twice the size of Tiananmen Square, which happens to be the largest square in the world. The palaces are stunning and you feel like you are transported back to a different time in history.

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is a feast for the eyes exhibiting the Chinese architecture which is very rarely seen now.

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Fort-de-France, Martinique
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another must see place when in Beijing visit the biggest palace. The old buiding is made up of vast complex of buiding, various pavilions, bridges, and palaces. the man-made hills at the back of garden amazing!

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sherington uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Do not leave this site out! The cultural and historic importance of the Forbidden city will be explained and enhanced by seeing artifices and documents displayed here. The whole area is worthy of a complete day, but, as ever in China, it's much better with a proper guide. Everywhere gets very busy, with lots of tour groups, so get there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even though there are a lot of tourists, they have improved and refurbished much of the Forbidden City and is so worthwhile to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I vent on a weekday in November. Other people i have talked to, say that I was very lucky because on most other periods and in the weekends the crown is much bigger and the queues too. People are different, but for me, this is a two-three hour attraction. Don't take pictures of the uniformed men (didn't do it myself,... More 

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A must-see on visit to Beijing this landmark requires time, patience and admiration. Everyone should explore this place at some point.

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