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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

Beautiful historic palace at the heart of Beijing and this is a must see. Visitors should show a valid ID which is a passport for foreigners (or if you don't have it you can show the driver's license, I showed my UK license). It'll take...More

Thank Sanka1
Reviewed yesterday

Please avoid weekends to visit the Forbidden City, as it get s so crowded that you just end up walking with the flow and miss out many details.

Thank Barsha P
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a sight that you feel you must see but how much you enjoy this place will depend on your level of interest, your expectations and how you decide to visit. Travelling as a family (with older children) always involves compromise and our visit...More

1  Thank howie2507
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tons of history here but a serious time commitment... thousands of tourists 99% Chinese but absolutely worth checking out... photogs don't expect shots without people in them

Thank KBGGregg
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place must be visited if you are in Beijing. The whole site is huge and is absolutely eye opening. There are 999 rooms and you need to spend at least half a day to appreciate the the history of the "city". There is no...More

Thank Stevietam
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of walking and massive structures . However be wary of lots of crowd ... hustling around. Ticket windows are inside the gates - remember to carry passports . Also pick an audio guide for RMB 40 if you are not having a guide

Thank Mayank211
Reviewed 3 days ago

You cannot avoid the hordes of tourists everywhere, this was a big disappointment and at the end decided just to get out and not come back; a real tourist trap. You can see about the same amount of things from the outside the forbidden city...More

Thank Etienne T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's pretty big,and always crowded...I guess this is why you enter on one gate,and exit a different one.. The tickets are 60Yen and it will take you about 2 hours if you want to fully enjoy and discover each section. I would suggest you go...More

Thank Oana T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walking through each area I was surprised it looked all the same. the overall area seemed to be over a mile. The steps leading up to the buildings were something to see as well. I sat to one side to take it all in. You...More

1  Thank Barbara J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Yes, there will be lots of Tourists - many Chinese travel from all over China to visit this site. The buildings are spectacular and you get a real sense of history. Highly recommend using a guide to show you around. We used Robert Ren with...More

Thank Kristyn_FWilmette
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11 September 2017|
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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
Marcela Z
5 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