Inner Court

Inner Court, Beijing: Address, Phone Number, Inner Court Reviews: 4.5/5

Inner Court
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Randall K
Canberra, Australia1,184 contributions
Impressive
Apr 2018 • Couples
There are so many parts to the Forbidden City that you sometimes don't appreciate the individuality of everything you are seeing. I found the inner court to be the most interesting, many because of the history and this was the "centre" where most of the everyday activities occurred. Certainly worthwhile to take your time and just wander through at your pace. Best to have a private guide who will allow you to move at your pace, instead of being rushed through.
Written 27 May 2018
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ianwyj
Singapore, Singapore4,863 contributions
Where the emperor and his family lived, and the real work of the palace got done
Dec 2017 • Family
If the Outer Court of the Forbidden City, was meant to demonstrate all of the pomp and majesty of China's royalty, then the Inner Court was intended to allow the emperor and his family to find a peaceful sanctuary to live and work. The contrast between the great gates and halls of the Outer Court, which were designed to be huge, imposing and powerful structures, and the Inner Court's smaller and more intimate buildings, often interspersed with gardens and greenery, could not be more stark. While it's well known that the empress dowager, and the imperial concubines all lived here (and often schemed at each other), some of the other buildings here were also used as venues for lesser banquets, study halls, and administrative offices.
Written 5 December 2017
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,329 contributions
Fantastic Place to Visit
Jul 2017 • Friends
I just don't know what to say about The Forbidden City that hasn't been said before. It is truly amazing and the Inner Court is as nice a part of it as there is to see.
I agree with other reviews that say that there is so much beauty, so much detail, so much extravagance that the whole experience can be a bit overwhelming and any visitor can struggle to distinguish the significance if one part over another.
That said, it is a stupendous place and well wirth at least a half day....AT LEAST.
The Inner Court is magnificent but to properly appreciate it, pay the few yuan extra for the audio tour. It just gives you that bit more information and knowledge to give you the best experience of all parts of the Forbidden City, not just the Inner Court.
Written 11 August 2017
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Mark H
Winston Salem, NC531 contributions
Can be "Just another stop" or can be interesting....
Aug 2017 • Family
Many of the different portions of the forbidden city can become "just another stop / portion" of the overall Forbidden City. Our guide took the time to explain each portion and this made the In we Court seem, at least to us, much more interesting.
Written 5 August 2017
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Home of the Emperor and his family
Mar 2017 • Family
The inner Court of the Forbidden City is the home of the Emperor and his family. The inner court is between the Gate of Heavenly Purity ( Qian Qing Men) in the South and The Gate of Divine Might (Shenwu Men) in the North. It is the most architecturally innovative and most complex with 12 different palaces.
Written 2 April 2017
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bdon257
Morpeth, UK4,904 contributions
A part of the overall tour of the Forbidden City
Oct 2015 • Couples
A courtyard and area which is part of the standard walking tour of the City. By the time you reach here you can feel overwhelmed, as many of the previous areas look a little similar. Unless you really understand the history and archetecture it can seem no different to others you have just passed through. Not wanting to sound negative but it can be very tiring by the time you arrive here, and the freshness and wow factor has diminished.
Written 29 November 2015
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ironian
Melbourne, Australia682 contributions
Another courtyard
Nov 2015 • Family
Whilst it’s just another courtyard and another old example of Chinese life, the courtyard is regularly maintained for appearances so whilst the underneath is old, all the colour and paint is all new
Written 28 November 2015
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Michael C
Derby, UK1,875 contributions
Another part of Forbidden City
Sep 2014 • Couples
As you walk through the Forbidden City you come to several courtyards and open areas, this one being the largest in the centre of the complex. Around it are various Halls and Palaces, most of which you cannot enter although it is possible to view some of the interiors through the open doors.
Written 5 May 2015
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Haytham Abu Firas
Doha, Qatar13,466 contributions
Another similar
Again this article is a part of the tour to The Forbidden City Tour. Once you were there, means you must have passed by, crossed, went through or stopped at.
I still think all posts should be organised in a better and proper way to avoid duplication and to make it easy for those who intend to follow
Written 10 April 2015
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BijanTehran_Iran
Tehran, Iran493 contributions
Important point of history
Oct 2014 • Solo
This place is an important point of the forbidden city and also of history: suicide of a queen.Its in the inner part of forbidden city.
Written 25 December 2014
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