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The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum

Address: Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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$73*
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Ranked #20 of 1,450 things to do in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

After spending a long time exploring the forbidden city, the Imperial Garden is the perfect place to sit, relax and contemplate what life must have been like in the Forbidden City. There is a collection of large rocks and boulders that puzzled us at first. We then learnt that to import them to the garden would have cost a great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Simply brilliant and relaxing! The garden is very simple, but use of detailed stonework etc makes this a peaceful relaxing area to be in. Brilliant landscaping architecture, EVEN MY NONARTISTIC, UNSOPHISTICATED brain appreciated the beauty??????

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I did it after a long walk visiting the Tienanmen and Forbidden City so it was a nice place to sit and rest and take some pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice garden with some amazing structures and some great work done with stones. It's a nice place to take a break after the big walk

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Palace is a dents walk and makes for a few nice photos, however the garden is not much to speak of. It contains a few oddly shaped trees, a few shops and stalls, and a temple on top of an artificial mound of rocks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

If you want to step back in time and feel like you've walked into a Chinese Dynasty, this is place to go! The trees, the sculptures and the architecture is so preserved. It was an amazing place to visit and I hope I have the chance to do it again...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A lovely spot to rest while taking in the expanse of the Palace Museum. A bit sparse in winter, would be awesome with snow.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The imperial garden is like a quiet oasis after penetrating one layer after another of the incredible Forbidden City. Worth persevering to see the ancient trees and untouched pavilions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Must be seen place inside the former Forbidden City, the marble rocks are marvellous and the trees and all that history behind it all. It is possible to skip some of the inner palaces, since there are quite a few of it looking just the same, but not the Garden.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Nice museum and gardens, but I would have liked to see the palace too, even if from a distance. This is in Tokyo, of course.

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