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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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No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
+86 10 8500 7422
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are interested in Chinese ancient history this is the right place to visit. Get an automated audio guide which tells you the details of each part of the palace that you entered or you may get lost ;)

Thank livinpassion
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Is a replica of the original that burned down atound 1890. Has some interest because of its history but not really up there with places like the Pyramids, Petra, Machu Pichu, Collesseum etc

Thank GREG N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hard to get to because as soon as you exit metro station you are in a security check queue for at least half an hour (providing you arrive at 7.30-8.00 in the morning). Once you pass the security check (try the one going to Tiananmen...More

Thank Pavel H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited with the wife and enjoyed my visit here, but you can't actually enter the rooms, temples or throne areas...just photos from the entries. Go early as it gets extremely busy. Avoid the tea room scams. Pay about 200 cny for an English speaking guide...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

The forbidden city was large & extremely clean - building have plenty of history & police everywhere - felt very safe - I needed to get a wheelchair & pusher for the day for $60 - I could never have been able to see everything...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

i was on the subway buying some drinks in the vending machine when one lady friendly approached and told me that she'd visit the Forbidden city too. She introduced herself as an English teacher somewhere in the middle China and was in Beijing for a...More

Thank casperthetraveller
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went early at 8:30am, but by then other visitors had also arrived. We were surrounded by a huge crowd of visitors, who were mostly Chinese. All the buildings in Forbidden City have yellow-grazed tiles. As yellow was considered the noblest colour, it was used...More

Thank RayParks
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very informative with a guide. Full of culture. Beautiful detail. Garden and grounds around the Forbidden city are well worth a look.

Thank Kathryn21121963
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty (1420 - 1912. Located in the center of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. It served as the home of emperors and their households...More

Thank nagis7
Reviewed 4 days ago

Having had the pleasure of enjoying visits to Palaces, Cathedrals and other edifices depicting lifestyles of leaders from the distant past in many countries, I never cease to be amazed at the opulence of their lifestyles, obviously at the expense of their dedicated (maybe not...More

Thank rogeria l
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How much is the admission charge if you go on your own?
10 May 2017|
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Response from LilyChenTeli | Reviewed this property |
generally it is 50cny /person, ticketing desks are in front of the entrance. Sometimes, there are different exhibitions held, ticket prices can vary.
Marcela Z
How much does it cost?
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
Matthew F
Hey! read your review! it was great. My wife & I are heading over to Beijing next week and I have a few questions! 1. What time did you guys arrive at the Forbidden City? (we want to avoid the mass crowds and lines) 2. Are you able to do your own thing once inside? Or do you have to follow a tour guide? 3. Why not take the taxi's outside the city? is there a reason? Anything else you could recommend, and perhaps other attractions too! thanks, Matt
4 March 2017|
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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.