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Beijing Forbidden City Admission Ticket

  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Pre-booked direct entry to the Forbidden City; explore five centuries of Chinese history
  • Beat the crowds: No need to wait to purchase a ticket
Beijing Forbidden City Admission Ticket
From USD 9.38
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Morning AdmissionMost Popular
Access to the Forbidden City before noon time (12:00pm)
USD 9.38
Afternoon Admission
Access to the Forbidden City from 12:00pm
USD 9.38

The Forbidden City is a massive, 15th-century palace complex that once served as the royal residence of 24 Chinese emperors. It’s also one of Beijing’s top attractions, with the crowds to match. Enter directly into the UNESCO World Heritage-listed compound with these pre-booked direct entry admission tickets to start exploring the former seat of Chinese power at your own pace.

What to Expect

The rush to purchase an entrance ticket for the Forbidden City can take precious time away from your visit. With pre-booked admission, use your passport to access at the main entrance, directly across from Tiananmen Gate. You’ll enter directly into the sprawling palace complex and start exploring right away.

Luckily, due to its size, the 15th-century royal residence never feels crowded, despite its popularity as one of Beijing’s top attractions. With these pre-booked tickets, you’ll beat the crowds at the entrance and enjoy plenty of space to admire the magnificent royal pagodas. Visit the Hall of Supreme Harmony, which contains the imperial throne, and the emperor’s private garden, where you'll find a peaceful Daoist temple.

During the Ming Dynasty, only the emperor had access to the entire palace complex. Now, you can wander at your leisure through the 178-acre grounds. Walk through five centuries of Chinese history and get a firsthand look at the sight’s intricate architecture, which adhered to the traditional practice of feng shui. 

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1 - 5 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Hassle free booking to the Forbidden City

I’m so glad to find this booking service as visitors to the Forbidden City(Palace Museum) need prior booking in advance and the official website only accepts china mobile and payment. I appreciate this service where I can pay online with non-China credit cards and get...More

Thank CHUA C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Had to cancel Tkts

My airline delayed and I missed connection to PEK. Ended getting there one day later and had to cancel my tkts inside the 24 hrs window, the CSR on the phone was great calling the tour and getting my refund, for that I give 5...More

4  Thank Pierce B
Reviewed 21 August 2018
Good Tickets

We bought the tickets two days in advance and didn't have any trouble getting in the forbidden city.

Thank Marinus Willem A
Reviewed 5 August 2018
Online Tickets Worked

Purchased online and printed the ticket. Went right to the entrance of Forbidden City but was denied admission. Sent to the main ticket window and they told me I could have gone through the main entrance. I told them no and they printed me entrance...More

4  Thank Robert W
Beijing-guide-Lily, Owner at Lily's Beijing Tour Guide & Car Service, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Dear Robert Thank you taking your valuable time to write the feedback for us. Take the chance, we have to clearfied it. Tourist have to book Forbidden City ticket in advance, because it limited the numbers of ticket every day. To book Fobidden City ticket...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile
Very good!

Bary came to pick us up at our hotel at 8am sharp and we were at the Wall before 9:30am! More than a driver, he’s also a tour guide and assisted us with the tickets up to the top. We had more than 2h on...More

Thank Vincent Loic Be... A
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2 August 2018|
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Response from 693Elizabeth | Reviewed this property |
You have to arrange a tour operator yourself by asking the hotel for a tour. And the tour rep do speak English