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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 yesterday via mobile

Take a history tour with Joe through the imperial home of the Emperors. Great information. The Forbidden City is huge so you get to see a great sample of rooms, temples and to understand the political life and daily life of the ruling class. Enough...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed yesterday

The history of the place is amazing. Just to be there and see it. We had a private tour guide, which is advisable

Thank DianaWN
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really impressive and relatively inexpensive for admission if you don't get a guide. Get there early they only allow 80,000 in per day. In the summer they hit that by the afternoon.

Thank crazyvistadrummer
Reviewed 3 days ago

A full day out with lots of little attractions added. Do not under estimate how many people will be here! Pre-book your tickets don't wait until the day, you will queue for ages and be disappointed.

Thank Skimsa
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Forbidden city is a must see in Beijing. It's absolute beautiful and it's an icon of historical China. We visited the Forbidden City for approx 2 hours with a private tour guide. The place was super busy and super hot in the summer. Our...More

Thank Clownfish88
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is horrendously busy. But tough it is well worth it. Breathtaking architecture. Ok history at its finest. Huge area. Tickets sell FAST so don't go too late. Follow the crowds to the entrance. Lot of walking so wear comfortable shoes. Drinks and snacks expensive...More

Thank Joe_Macpherson04
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a place you will want to see on your first trip to China. From this location you have an understanding of all things China.

Thank richlee1975
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for history buffs, and not horribly expensive. We saw pottery that was 8000 years old! Fascinating stories and architecture! You HAVE to have your passport to get in which would have been useful information. Plan on waiting in line (or get there very early)...More

Thank arcmed72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't realise how large the area the forbidden city covered. It is an amazing place to visit, a must. It was hot on the day we visited so wear comfortable clothes and shoes. So vast with loads to see. A beautiful and memorable place...More

Thank KathyfromHGK
Reviewed 1 week ago

A myriad of visitors and a myriad of colours greeted us. Blues, yellows, reds and greens...to bring to mind that Royalty once lived here. Some beautiful carved sculptures of legendary animals can be seen closer to the entrance. Don't forget to take a look at...More

Thank ChrisCrossDehiwela
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Response from DonnamjCan | Reviewed this property |
If you are able to join a tour it might be best as it is such a vast site that you literally could spend a couple of days there and not really know for sure if you've hit the highlights. Plus there are areas that only... More
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4 April 2017|
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Response from lance_humphreys | Reviewed this property |
April 1st - October 31st: 60 yuan November 1st - March 31st: 40 yuan
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Response from 2012Esa | Reviewed this property |
Go early in the morning and follow the guide. We were taken to the place in a bus.

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