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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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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.
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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
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
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!
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
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.
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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
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 blend into one. The guides are a very good though and help fill out the time with really interesting info.