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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
Today
08:30 - 15:30
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Hours:
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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The Forbidden City is huge. Hundreds of buildings. It's worth seeing but the locals burn a lot in incense there. Wear comfortable shoes because you will be walking a lot. It's a... read more

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Centreville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Forbidden City is huge. Hundreds of buildings. It's worth seeing but the locals burn a lot in incense there. Wear comfortable shoes because you will be walking a lot. It's a famous place so go.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent a day trip in the city and the history was incredible. I genuinely was surprised at the beauty that is in this area. It was all we hoped for and more.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of my highlights of Beijing for sure. It takes a bit of time & effort including a fair bit of walking & climbing stairs but even with a metal hip I managed quite well. So much history and culture was amazing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a must-see. China always conjured up visions of the exotic, mysterious and untouchable. But now it's relatively easy to go. We used a private your guide and have no regrets. He was a wealth of additional information. Allow a good 4 hours+ to see all you want. Chances are it won't be enough. Left feeling very Mulan!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent quite a long time here looking at all of the gorgeous rooms. The history of the place is quite amazing and is well worth the visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Plan to spend at least 3 or 4 hours in this interesting place. Much of it is under one small charge although a few buildings or additional museums have a small additional charge. We thought the treasures museum was worth the extra charge. Get the audio guide which provided some color and stories about the various buildings.

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Rennes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing place! Take at least 3 - 4 hours to visit. Check the adjacent houses and spend a while in the corridors. The gardens are beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go to see, not full of espectations otherwise you'll not enjoy. Very beautifull, take time do not just walk throught.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The architecture and history behind these buildings is very interesting. There are boards which provide information alongside each building. The palace struck me to be spread over a very wide space with huge courtyards. There are lots of parts of the palace so ensure you leave enough time if you want to see everything.

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This is a must see location. Dating from the Ming dynasty. The architecture and history combine with some amazing numerology to make this a fantastic site. I would skip the clocks and maybe even the treasures since there are other museums that have more impressive collections. There is an audio tour in multiple languages available. Even mid January there were... More 

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