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Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
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US$9.38*
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Beijing Forbidden City Admission Ticket
Ranked #5 of 1,622 things to do in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 17 March 2018

I enjoy visit the forbidden city, history is the heart of beijin and the forbidden city create the city is we see today, i have take the audio guide, and learn the history

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Visited the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. WOW! The palaces and museum go on forever and ever. All very intriguing and to think that huge complex was built for one family to occupy. The structures are very ornate and with colorful interiors. My one disappointment was that they all were extremely similar in design and structure. Saw one you saw them all except for the exquisite statues and ornaments inside each were different. Do not miss this attraction but expect to do a lot of walking.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

The Forbidden City is an amazing place however there is not a lot to see once inside. The palace we were told were stripped by invaders. It is very difficult to get a ticket as it sells out the day before because of the crowds. So many local people hardly any tourists. Transport is hard to get close as they have blocked any easy access and you have a to walk a long way to get to the entrance. Once out of the City you can not hail a cab as they are not allowed to stop close by and you have to walk a long way back. probably a little disappointing.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

The tour guide I was with rushed us trough the crowd within in an hour. I’m going back tomorrow for a better and slower look. The colour and buildings are fantastic. It is better to watch a few documentaries first to know what you are looking at because there are not any signs in English.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

This is just based on my friends who have visited Beijing since I have lived here.

Everyone asks about the City and wants to visit, but the ones who have been enjoyed the view from Jinshang Park more than entering the city itself. They say it gets repetitive, and if they aren't too interested in the history of the City itself, they just stay for the picture and get out.

2  Thank Christian C
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