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Beijing Forbidden City Admission Ticket

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Get your direct entry Forbidden City admission ticket to explore this impressive attraction during your Beijing trip. Discover the secrets that have been hidden since Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty (1420 to 1912). This city was constructed from 1406 to 1420. The city consists of 980 buildings! Have fun spending the day looking at priceless Chinese artifacts.

Please note:
• Passport name and number is required at time of booking for “all participants” upon booking
• This ticket product offers you direct entry to Forbidden City with your Passport
  • 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
  • Wander the 178-acre palace grounds 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Forbidden City main entrance (ensure you bring your passport)
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: Passport name and number is required at time of booking for “all participants” upon booking
  • Passport is required for all travelers on the day of travel for direct entry
  • Please ensure all travelers' passport number and full name (must match your passport) is provided and accurate upon booking. Otherwise, you won't be able to access to the attraction
  • The ticket is only valid on the day you book to travel
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • If children's height over 1.2 meters (3'9"), please purchase Youth Ticket upon booking (under 1.2 meters is free to join) Please ensure you follow this restriction upon booking. Don't be risky as Forbidden City will not let your kids in for free if the height is over 1.2 meters.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went last week of August (last week of Chinese vacation, so not as busy they said) Be prepared for chaos at the entrance if you travel without a guide. We asked our hotel to buy the tickets online which they all knew how to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank OCDane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went twice to the Forbidden City - in mid- August and September. In September you have less crowds but the heat is still affecting you. Go early in the morning. From our experience there are very few tour guides who can tell interesting stories...More

1  Thank karolinan771
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked up and just gave passport details. You need to carry passports around in China. Tourist attraction a must see but I think they could have brought it to life more with better stories. WOuld reccomend booming here.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sophia C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with a tour group. We were sort of rushed through, Utah it seemed to basically be the same thing over and over. Even though I definitely will be back, this is one place I will probably skip.More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mjm_GKA
Beijing-guide-Lily, Manager at Lily's Beijing Tour Guide & Car Service, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Friend, This is Forbidden City ticket booking service Not Forbidden City listing. You put the review on the wrong place. We would strong recommend you to experience our 4-hour ultimate Forbidden City tour next time. You will learned 600 years history of the Ming...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely easy. Paid on line. Showed passport and in. No queing. More time to admire the amazing site

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank AB59t
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3 September 2019|
Response from AB59t | Reviewed this property |
I think possibly yes for the City but the Lama Temple was definitely half price for over 60’s (15 as against thirty so check if there are concessions) While I think there are good Metro apps to download as you need to know... More
24 July 2019|
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Response from Shanna S | Reviewed this property |
I was able to do 4 tickets and 4 passport numbers.
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