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Reviewed yesterday

The forbidden city is a historical monument and after 600 years needs a fair bit of work. It is vast and impressive. The Chinese Government say they only issue 80,000 tickets per day but on my visit there were clearly far more. There is nothing...More

Thank Captain T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get a professional guide - that way you can firstly get through the ticketing process easily, get a far better understanding of what you are looking at and if your guide is really good find ways to avoid the crowd. But in saying that you...More

Thank John and Deb K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here in early August and it was very hot. There are hardly any places to cool off or get a cold drink. The palaces look nice from the outside but there is no opportunity to see them on the inside.

Thank Keith A
Reviewed 18 August 2018

The palace Museum of the (once upon a time) Forbidden City is Beijing's top visit spot second only to the Great Wall. The entrance is from Tiananmen square and the exit on the other side some one km away. There is a strict entrance procedure...More

Thank Sofi N
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This is located inside the Forbidden City walls. It is the largest building in the complex. Once again this is another exhibit that has the doors locked so one must struggle with the crowds to get an interior view.

Thank CTS_Knows
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Once in the forbidden city you will have the chance to look at it . D onot allow to be inside so from outside you may take a glimse of the throne. Be ready to compete with big crows to approach the site

Thank seasonedvisitor
Reviewed 18 July 2018

The Forbidden City impresses with its sheer size and this hall is the largest. In fact it is the largest surviving wooden structure in China and rises 30 meters above the square. Housing the Dragon Throne used by the emperors of the Qing dynasty jockey...More

Thank TravelNazi126
Reviewed 14 July 2018

working place of king so that is big & beautiful also getting many decoration at the rooftop but now can't go inside that is diff with what i visited years ago.

Thank iamface
Reviewed 6 July 2018

This impressive building is also known as the Hall of Supreme Harmony. It’s the largest structure in the Forbidden City. It’s the first building you see after passing through the Gate of Supreme Harmony. A gold-lacquered throne carved with dragon designs sits in the middle...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Not worth a stand alone visit, however our tour guide included this with Tiananmen square and Man's Mausoleum, We wouldn't have done this without our guides input.

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Vivian S
7 March 2018|
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Response from jo s | Reviewed this property |
On their website they say it will be closed in 2018 from 2 march up to 21 march for an upgrade. Normal opening hours you can find there to and you can preorder tickets.
6 August 2015|
Response from Shey816 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about closure of Forbidden City. Probably during major holidays like Chinese New Year. As for Tiananmen Square, it's like an open park so you can visit anytime. However, the surrounding attractions like Mao's... More