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Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
+86 10 8500 7422
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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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No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
+86 10 8500 7422
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The palace is really really really big and spacious. You need a lot of walking and you will easily get lost as each of the exterior design look almost the same except the sign board infront of each palace. Too crowded with tourist and they...More

Thank LittleSparrow1979
Reviewed 2 days ago

A visit once your life, is a must such as the Great Wall. Both characterized the Chinese civilization and culture. Magnificent hot spot and very crowded. You need to spend almost an hour and half.

Thank Petros S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well worth a visit, wear comfortable walking shoes as this place is enormous. Our "trip a deal" tour guide had excellent knowledge and was very informative - interesting life of past Emperors and their concubines!!!

Thank dsarn0ld
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you like History and Chinese culture, you will need to visit this place. You can see where King Sleep and where King throne is. Just a must place to visit when you are in beijing and most of the tour agency will bring you...More

Thank Nico A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Be prepared to walk long distances. The place is vast and at a scale that most westerners might not be prepared for or expect. Yes it is very grand, but becomes rather repetitive as you pass from one vast courtyard to the next and from...More

1  Thank ValkyrieTheWirral
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been there few month ago and we really enjoyed that historic place. First, if you are not with a guide, remember to take your passport otherwise you’ll can have one more ride to your hotel. The place was crowded but we can still breath and...More

Thank SalidouB
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The security check was very tight on the day of our travel. The queue to go through the security check was long. We start our Visit at Tiananmen square. Then, use the underground walkway to cross over to the forbidden city. We bought the entrance...More

1  Thank Maggee11
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is so big and after a while started to get a bit jaded. Don't need to see every section inside the walls as it blurs into one.

Thank glopaul
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The forbidden city was ok but is very overrated. It was very commercialized and things are over priced. Not saying don’t go just lower expectations a bit.

Thank soris92
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was fortunate to have a guide and driver to help me navigate my way around Beijing - thank you Trailfinders This pace is huge, and I mean huge....... The architecture is stunning and there is so much to look at. I could have spent...More

Thank Manuela F
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18 November 2017|
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Response from NickellFamilyTravel | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can walk back to the entrance And exit there as well.
30 October 2017|
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Response from mrbill67 | Reviewed this property |
Visited both Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Arrive early. You have to through security, a scanning process. I was on a group tour and all arrangements to enter the Square and the City were made for us. We were... More
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18 October 2017|
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Response from jo s | Reviewed this property |
We did not book our tickets in advance and it was no problem. Make shore to get the right tickets. For some places in the forbidden city you need separate tickets. A combined ticked is an option but it is more expansive. You... More

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