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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

Excellent example of Chinese history and architecture. The size amazed me with 9999 rooms in various temples. The engineering design, withstanding several earthquakes was very interesting. Also good to see Chinese upgrading several buildings. Very busy though, and it was the quiet season!

Thank Lorna110
Reviewed yesterday

A place in Beijing not to be missed. Highly recommend going in the morning as the afternoon we found quite busy.

Thank Rhian F
Reviewed yesterday

There is a route just right round the Forbidden City, take a look on the map and you will find it easily. Normally people starts from the NW or NE side and get into Beichang Street or North Chizi Street; then turn into Jingshan Front...More

Thank morrism26
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

- Great place - Educational - Didn't see many staff around - Beautiful and scenic views - Once in a life time opportunity

Thank 730xpa
Reviewed yesterday

Long after visiting the best preserved palace in China, I chance upon this documentary of the ingenious architecture back in the ancient days. You can find that on youtube. Oh yes, it is a huge with countless halls & palaces. It could take up a...More

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 2 days ago

The place is a huge massive complex of many giant buildings. As the name says its a city. So do not expect it to be just like one small area with some exhibitions. The place is massive and foreboding. It will either leave you in...More

Thank Mikas101
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is badly maintained, you'll see kids peeing everywhere. It's in a really sad state considering the grand past of this place. It's just like seeing the dramas and histories coming alive right in front of you. The crowd is really overwhelming though. If...More

Thank Josie K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the Forbidden City (no longer forbidden) but there were so many people and this was, from what I was told, the off season. It was far better preserved than my readings had led me to believe and there was an excellent, decently priced restaurant...More

Thank plasticsestimator
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful place to explore but it's huge As per previous posts I am ambulant disabled If you're on an organised tour your guide can organise a chariot (wheelchair) and a guy to push it A half day costs 350 Rmb @ £45 but it's essential...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Frankly to me attempting a review of this heritage will result to a disservice, the best I can honestly state here is "pls plan a visit and use a good guide like ours" no matter the cost you will not regret it. The magnificent preservation...More

Thank Okechukwu O
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Response from Sebastian T | Reviewed this property |
I searched online for ages and eventually found a travel agent who would buy my ticket for me online. They did so at the last minute (midnight the night before) and the whole thing cost $82 HKD - a very small mark up on the... More
10 May 2017|
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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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