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Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
+86 10 8500 7422
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

A truly massive complex that illustrates the power of the Emperor. The compound sprawls for acres with some monumental structures and amazing art.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Crowded on a rainy day. Kids equated the Forbidden City with the other gardens/homes we had seen in China.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here from Tiananmen East metro, it took me 1 hour to enter the palace due to lengthy security check. Bring the passport as it is needed for the ticket. The palace itself is huge with many buildings inside. Didn’t manage to visit them all...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went there with my boyfriend straight away from the airport after 15hrs flight. It was a Sunday afternoor, we got there around 3pm, they are closing at 4.30pm so we were all way in a rush. As far as we got there they told...More

Thank Kristina Z
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You can not visit China without seeing The Forbidden City. Our Tour Guide June (Odynovo) was very knowledgable & made our visit so very interesting. I first visited The Forbidden City in 1982 & was spellbound then. This visit was the same. Enhanced by our...More

Thank Colin David F
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This city into the city of Beijing worth a visit, it’s all made of wood! Go through all the main buildings with the tour guide explaining all the details of the emperor’s life and his family. We’ve really enjoyed it, suggest everyone to visit it...More

Thank MarcoMazzola2423
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great stop for sightseeing. Admission can be difficult if you do not have access to WiFi to download tickets before arriving at the ticket counter. Very few directions in English but well worth these obstacles to gain entrance. Quite busy so arrive early to avoid...More

Thank cleos657
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The complex is huge and is beautiful to look at. The 2 problems are that the place is very crowded and you don't get to see much besides the buildings. The buildings are beautiful though.

Thank Daniel D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's impossible to express the absurd enormity of the Forbidden City. I spent hours wandering through with friends, and it was an amazing experience, one of the highlights of my trip. Don't miss exploring the Palace Gardens, there are some amazing spots for photos. Make...More

Thank Larissa M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This forbidden city located north side of Tianmen Square. You may skip weekends and holidays , it's too crowded , foreign people can go trough another line , take your passport. Recommended you to visit

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Hel B
June 19, 2018|
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Response from kath a | Reviewed this property |
We go to ours before we went to china. Wendy Wue tours is great they have guides who get you around the queue s too
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Hel B
June 19, 2018|
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Response from bridroc | Reviewed this property |
I bought tickets online with Viator for the wall trip you can get tickets for both also but cheaper to go to forbidden city and buy tickets there
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Response from Myo M | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest to get in by 11 am "at the latest" because you'll need about 4 to 5 hours (and yes, you'll also want to do Jingshan Park on the other side after leaving). You can just buy the ticket when you get there, no... More
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