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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
+86 10 8500 7422
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Reviewed yesterday

When you come to Beijing you HAVE to go to the Forbidden City. Its architecture and size are incredible. If you leave Beijing without visiting it, you did something wrong. Bring your Passport and do go on Mondays (it's closed).

Thank Jonas L
Reviewed yesterday

The Forbidden City is a famous landmark and can get very busy. A guide is a must to explain the history of the place. There is quite a lot of walking and steps to be climbed as you proceed through the sections. You can take...More

Thank mikewelham
Reviewed yesterday

I have visited here after lots of recommendation given by my office colleagues.The place is good and very big.You have to be ready to walk at-least 2 KM.The ticket will cost you RMB 60 if you are a visitor. Remember to carry your passport while...More

Thank vermapawan06
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is a must-see in Beijing. It can be directly accessed from Tiananmen square (and metro). The Forbidden City is wirth the money and the trip. Speaking of money, at the entrance, a lot of people will offer their tour guide services. Don't take...More

Thank Xan M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a wonderful spot. It is very beautiful but very large. It takes a long time to visit most of it but worth the time for sure. It was very crowded when we were there and very hot. It has been well maintained and...More

Thank thedoll1
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was astonished at the size of the forbidden city. What a sight and a must see. Make sure to be there a bit before 8:30AM to buy your tickets. Must do in Beijing.

Thank lake l
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Huge same like pavilions. If you like to walk and get smashed in crowd - that's your perfect place! :(

Thank SoniaSoniq
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I found this fascinating . We had a tour guide ,so we got lots of info as to how it was and how they lived in the past . A must see

Thank Leanne F
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Forbidden City is huge. I'd recommend having plenty of time to explore. It was very warm when we were there and after climbing The Great Wall in the morning we were getting tired. Carry your passport with you, over 60 year olds get in...More

Thank 421harty
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderfully presented important historic site. Busy and interesting area, but you should have a guide to understand the historical significance of the various areas. Beautiful site definitely a must do for any visitors

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How much is the admission charge if you go on your own?
9 May 2017|
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Response from LilyChenTeli | Reviewed this property |
generally it is 50cny /person, ticketing desks are in front of the entrance. Sometimes, there are different exhibitions held, ticket prices can vary.
Marcela Z
How much does it cost?
4 April 2017|
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Response from lance_humphreys | Reviewed this property |
April 1st - October 31st: 60 yuan November 1st - March 31st: 40 yuan
Matthew F
Hey! read your review! it was great. My wife & I are heading over to Beijing next week and I have a few questions! 1. What time did you guys arrive at the Forbidden City? (we want to avoid the mass crowds and lines) 2. Are you able to do your own thing once inside? Or do you have to follow a tour guide? 3. Why not take the taxi's outside the city? is there a reason? Anything else you could recommend, and perhaps other attractions too! thanks, Matt
4 March 2017|
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Response from 2012Esa | Reviewed this property |
Go early in the morning and follow the guide. We were taken to the place in a bus.