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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is an impressive place but its way too crowded to enjoy it. The tickets should be limited, it is simply insane!! I wouldnt return

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This spot is well worth the 5km trek from start to finish. The tour is one way, so you start at the front and exit at the back. A tour guide is recommended as the history is rich and worth understanding. The gardens at the...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If u visit Beijing you must visit the forbidden city . be warned make sure u have good walking shoes as its massive and theres a lot of walking. at the exit if you a fit enough you can walk up the hill to the...More

Thank Mike L
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Reviewed yesterday

Its the largest imperial palace in the world. Its big and having a guide to explain the different areas is definitely the way to go. There is so much to take in that a guide will point out the highlights. It was raining when we...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Forbidden City, or Gu Gong in Chinese, is a must see place in China. The old palace is well kept and full of stunning architecture marvels. However, to ensure a enjoyable visit, make sure you do the following: - Buy tickets online, and remember to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

2nd time come here & previous one already 20 years ago. a bit diff with my memory of it. seem smaller than previous. i don't know is that close some area or not but that still worth to visit.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Forbidden City is synonymous with the Chinese Emperors and with their capital Beijing. For centuries this was the seat of power and if you have a sense of Chinese history you will love the place. To walk through the many gates, to experience where...More

Thank John L
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped in at the Forbidden City in the morning. Huge crowds of people were streaming through the entire time we were there. As you wander through the site, each space becomes more and more spectacular. Loved having a guide to tell me things that...More

Thank Matt F
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Legendary city mark, unique, imperial, glamour...nice place to spend a especial afternoon.Only avoid going during weekends, I believe that you will find less people Monday or Tuesday moorning.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

To really understand the history of the city, I think this is a must-see location. The palace seems to go on and on with so many different rooms, courtyards and buildings. Definitely very crowded though no matter when you visit since it is one of...More

Thank Rebecca L
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Hel B
20 June 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
20 June 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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iva_hick
16 May 2018|
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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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