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There are so many parts to the Forbidden City that you sometimes don't appreciate the individuality... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Randall K
Canberra, Australia
Where the emperor and his family lived, and the real work of the palace got done

If the Outer Court of the Forbidden City, was meant to demonstrate all of the pomp and majesty of... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

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...More

Thank Randall K
Reviewed 6 December 2017

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...More

Thank ianwyj
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 April 2017

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...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 29 November 2015

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...More

Thank bdon257
Reviewed 29 November 2015

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

Thank ironian
Reviewed 5 May 2015

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...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

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...More

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed 25 December 2014

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.

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