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Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

Open today: 08:30 - 16:30
Beijing Forbidden City Admission Ticket
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Beijing Forbidden City Admission Ticket
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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 today via mobile

Not too bad considering emperors stayed in here.I was unfortunate to be ard the area on Monday. Mondays the Palace is closed. So be there anytime except Mondays

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Reviewed today via mobile

Omg the amount of people is unbelievable !! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜… So many people every where each hour !! Best tips is no tips !! πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ 9:30am to 3:30pm everyday so many people !! 😱😱😱

Thank Shyon
Reviewed today

We entered visa the east gate. We avoided the queue around Tiananmen Square. From the east gate you can walk around the most to the main entrance. There are small vehicles that you can to drive you the short distance. You need your passport to...More

Thank whitlamabroad
Reviewed today via mobile

A lovely way to see learn about the history of China. Get there reasonably early if you need to buy a ticket on the day as they do sell out later in the afternoon. Take passports too for ID and you tickets is registered to...More

Thank Charlotte H
Reviewed today

No one could leave Beijing without being there, the architecture is amazing, but each building/court is the same scheme repeated and repeated and repeated, most of the buildings are empty or the barriers are so distant that you could barely see what they contain, and...More

Thank Filippo M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a place must be visit for tourists. The place is huge... inside have alots of handcrafted arts. Very nice...

Thank WilliamLow8
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing history, culture, and architecture...you can spend several hours here getting lost in all the different sections. Unfortunately, it is overcrowded as with many touristic destinations in China. Still worth seeing though!

Thank William Y
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited with my son. He did not like it as he could not appreciate it. I was awed by the structures. It was magnificent. So rich in culture and history. Amazing. Must visit when you go to Beijing.

Thank Dreamer108195
Reviewed yesterday

Incredible place. Language difficulties mean it is by far the most sensible option to take a guided tour but they do rush you through. I would much prefer to amble at my own pace, The sole traveller must be prepared to queue - I use...More

Thank Dobede
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Forbidden City last year, on a quick tour. The place gives you a very authentic feeling of Chinese history and culture. It is a large complex, and you need to spend a lot of time there. It might be good to take...More

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Mary M
24 August 2018|
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Response from JPMJMM | Reviewed this property |
It does take a few hours to see the whole place. I was there for about 4 hours but if you whip round and just see the main palaces it might take you an hour or 2. Depends how keen you are as after a while, they all seem to... More
John K
9 August 2018|
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Response from ZakZapper | Reviewed this property |
We saw wheelchairs (and pushers) at Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. These came at a cost, but they were available
24 July 2018|
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Response from Stefan198605 | Reviewed this property |
The entrance is not at Tiananmen square. You have to go through Tiananmen gate (the red one with the Mao portrait) and walk straight on for several hundred meters to get to the entrance.