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Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

Open today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Beijing Forbidden City Admission Ticket
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Beijing Forbidden City Admission Ticket
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
+86 10 8500 7422
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Reviewed yesterday

looks nice , but then when you walk though 7 of the same looking squares they start to get a bit stagnate, felt as if i wasted half a day here for not much in return

Thank Petra S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A Must-do, but get tickets ahead of time to be sure you get in and begin the day early. Lines move quickly—West Gate will often be shorter. Plan to Walk a path straight through after you are done to hike to the top of Jingshan...More

Thank Roam561873
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our first stop was The Forbidden City and we walked around there for nearly 4 hours; hence over 12,000 steps on my Fitbit watch! It was an amazing place to visit and certainly not to be missed if you travel to Beijing. I suggest that...More

Thank Parisparadise
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ohh...that place is full of Chinese tourist and go there at morning time to get a ticket which was already sold out noon time. Entrance fee is RMB 60 for each and so many palce to visit inside and wear the slipper during the visit...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am glad we visited Forbidden City while we were in Beijing as it has a lot of historical significance. The buildings are impressive and expansive. However, note that when we were there, you could just look in main buildings, not go inside. It was...More

1  Thank Melinda O
Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved it, was with my group from Brazil there, spent some 2 hours and inspite of the crowd, everything went smooth and fantastic. We walked a lot, so much to see and learn!

Thank Eva F
Reviewed 2 days ago

An amazing place to visit to get a sense of history. I would reccomend a guide for this particualr tourist attraction.

Thank MaMaxTaylor
Reviewed 3 days ago

No visit to Beijing would be complete without a visit to the fabled Forbidden City. A massive site, it consists of layer upon layer of spectacular palace buildings and open courtyards. Being one of the world's premier tourist spots in the world's most populous country,...More

Thank DoctorG44
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is huge! We walked through it visiting all that we could but to properly see the venue you need a day. Having said that we spent two hours as part of a tour group and are certainly glad we had the opportunity. Our...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 3 days ago

A definite must see when in Beijing. We had hired a tour guide (Toursbyjessie.com) as we had a limited amount of time we were able to spend in Beijing. Jessie had pre-booked our tickets as it is required to provide your passport and book tickets...More

Thank LisaHSays
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Mary M
24 August 2018|
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Response from JPMJMM | Reviewed this property |
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
John K
9 August 2018|
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Response from ZakZapper | Reviewed this property |
We saw wheelchairs (and pushers) at Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. These came at a cost, but they were available
24 July 2018|
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Response from Stefan198605 | Reviewed this property |
The entrance is not at Tiananmen square. You have to go through Tiananmen gate (the red one with the Mao portrait) and walk straight on for several hundred meters to get to the entrance.