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Reviewed 1 week ago

Once in the forbidden city you will have the chance to look at it . D onot allow to be inside so from outside you may take a glimse of the throne. Be ready to compete with big crows to approach the site

Thank seasonedvisitor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Forbidden City impresses with its sheer size and this hall is the largest. In fact it is the largest surviving wooden structure in China and rises 30 meters above the square. Housing the Dragon Throne used by the emperors of the Qing dynasty jockey...More

Thank TravelNazi126
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

working place of king so that is big & beautiful also getting many decoration at the rooftop but now can't go inside that is diff with what i visited years ago.

Thank iamface
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This impressive building is also known as the Hall of Supreme Harmony. It’s the largest structure in the Forbidden City. It’s the first building you see after passing through the Gate of Supreme Harmony. A gold-lacquered throne carved with dragon designs sits in the middle...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Not worth a stand alone visit, however our tour guide included this with Tiananmen square and Man's Mausoleum, We wouldn't have done this without our guides input.

Thank cynthiarob
Reviewed 25 June 2018

If you are in Beijing, you can't miss the Forbidden City. Book tickets online and then just show your passport. There are some limits on the number of tickets sold per day, so make sure that you get tickets in advance if you are visiting...More

Thank Mary5158
Reviewed 24 June 2018

While visiting the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace Museum), you will this Hall of Great Harmony. Although you can't go inside the building, it's a visual feast of former royalty. No wonder the emperor seldom needed to leave this huge compound. Just sit in the throne...More

Thank HK B
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Certainly a place fit for an emperor. From the bright gold roof to the large court yard in front, the Hall of Great Harmony is impressive. Of course there are many fine details on the Hall itself but all around too, like the marble railings....More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Lots of steps to climb but seeing the Dragon Throne makes the climb worthwhile. And you have to wonder at the stone (marble?) slab between the two staircases. How did they get it there?

Thank Betty668988
Reviewed 4 June 2018

The Hall of Great Harmony is the tallest and largest of the six main palace buildings in the Forbidden City. A wonderful place to stroll through an open air exhibition detailing the history and preservation of this famous structure. Look carefully into the buildings to...More

Thank Judi L
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Vivian S
7 March 2018|
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Response from jo s | Reviewed this property |
On their website they say it will be closed in 2018 from 2 march up to 21 march for an upgrade. Normal opening hours you can find there to and you can preorder tickets.
6 August 2015|
Response from Shey816 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about closure of Forbidden City. Probably during major holidays like Chinese New Year. As for Tiananmen Square, it's like an open park so you can visit anytime. However, the surrounding attractions like Mao's... More