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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 1 week ago via mobile

It was a cold winter day but still worth the visit. I had no idea what the Forbidden city really was. It was incredible to see the size and scale of this historically place. Read up on the history before you go as it will...More

Thank Holtsinlondon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Forbidden City is huge! There are waaaay too many things to explore. Be prepared to spend minimum 4-5 hours. It is certainly not the place for practicing to walk in stiletto heels, so I’d recommend wearing comfortable shoes.

Thank LoveIStanbul365
Reviewed 1 week ago

This should be in your itinerary if you have 2 days in Beijing. Gives you a detailed understanding of China's legacy

Thank shovan b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with Odyssey Tours and Kirk was our guide. He is a local and explained all the history. I'm so glad we had him to ourselves and not following someone with a flag and not hearing what they were saying. We could not believe...More

Thank JohnCathySzcz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick walk through of the museum. I had read several books about the emperor and they were made to light in this visit. Allow 3 hours, go left then right to avoid the lines.

Thank dayel001
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place at a scale I have only seen in China. A few of the places need further restoration but overall it is in excellent condition. Only problem with viewing it in tranquility are the crowds. And the locals push if you...More

Thank MjM247
Reviewed 1 week ago

This one place not to miss when visiting Beijing. Ordinary people can visit it now. This was the emperor's palace way back then. The architectural designs are magnificent. This compound is so big that it has so many buildings. All walls of the buildings are...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

History tells about countries future and this place has lot to tell. Good headset available in English.

Thank Raaj1976
Reviewed 1 week ago

I m live here, I don't felt the attraction of the Forbidden City. Till I have been many other country. Old China is indeed an big Empire in ancient asia. The grand scale of the building will give your Psychic impact. Thought that, It 's...More

Thank Hao H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was absolutely blown away by the Forbidden City. It is enormous. The history is fascinating. As a lover of art, I was awestruck by the variety and level of craftsmanship on display: ceramics, textiles, woodwork, painting, calligraphy, stone-carving, bronze-ware, and the overall architecture. We...More

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11 December 2017|
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Response from beagleshnout | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open every day. Purchase your tickets in advance but expect long lines anyway. TIananmann Square is highly secured and there are long security lines just to get into the square.
11 December 2017|
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Response from bod4655 | Reviewed this property |
Yes everyday and well worth the trip
18 November 2017|
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Response from jo s | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can exit from the entrance but you can not enter by the exit.