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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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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
Been here quite a few years back and this revisit is just as good as the first time. We explored most everything...taking our time of 5 hours at this place. As foreigners..I found it difficult to get the tickets online so we just showed up...More
Went during non peak period when is not so crowded. Enjoy the palace fully and gets to know the history behind.
The whole area is huge and good to spend time walking around and taking photos. Will be back again one day for another round.
We visited Beijing taking care to avoid the national holiday, on the strict advice of our chosen tour guide. Despite this the entrance to The Forbidden City was a crush. Locals queue without regard to personal space so we maintained close, almost physical contact with...More
I stayed in Beijing for 2 days and visited many places, I reckon Forbidden City is no.1 across all amazing attractions you may visit in Beijing. Just as a tip, at the entrance gate you will be offered Automatic Guide, I strongly recommend to use...More
You'll need a whole day to see the Palace. Take your time- during peak season it will be crowded. I traveled in December- the crowd was small but it was very cold. Go early in the morning when it opens, bring your passport for entrance,...More
The forbidden city is absolutely stunning and a must see when in Beijing. A word of caution however, there are quite a few scammers in the area, so try to avoid people making requests, promoting art etc...
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.