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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.