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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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My partner and I visited the Forbidden City as part of our private day tour, which included The Great Wall, Tinammen Square and The Forbidden City.
Admittedly, I do not know much about China's history, so I was unsure of what to expect. Luckily as...More
My recommendations: watch "The Last Emperor"; then buy an entry ticket, get a map and nothing else. As you walk around you can imagine the life; both the life of privilege and luxury, and the separation from the real world. There are plenty of English...More
While this was interesting, it did go on and on and each area looked like the area we just left. The history is interesting. Be sure you have a good tour guide to talk to you about the buildings and what they were used for...More
1. You must show your passport, so don’t forget your passport, a good news you also can show a photo in your cellphone or a photocopy.
2. If have a Student card, you obtain 50% discount at the entrance. (Should be undergraduate but sometimes if...More
No trip to Beijing is complete without visiting the Forbidden City, an imperial palace used from the Ming dynasty through the Qing dynasty. You'll want to purchase your tickets online or with your hotel concierge staff. Your ticket is linked to your passport so taking...More
There is much to marvel at the grandeur of the Forbidden City and we were lucky enough to have our own guide to make it interesting and informative. However as we experienced in India, many of the building have beautiful colours on the outside but...More
The Forbidden City is a must see in Beijing. This was part of an organised day tour I bought with Tour Beijing (Tour China Team)
It is about 1.5 kilometre long, be prepared to do quite a bit of walking and you must be able...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... 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.