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The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum

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Address: Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Stunning garden, take time to enjoy this special place

The garden is refreshing after the austere palace. It is well laid out with nooks and crannies to get lost in, especially behind some of the huge limestone rocks (with large holes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The garden is refreshing after the austere palace. It is well laid out with nooks and crannies to get lost in, especially behind some of the huge limestone rocks (with large holes in them). The magnolias were just coming into bloom when we were there, making it so beautiful. It is a peaceful (if you can ignore the hoards of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Must see place while on China visit. Was part of our tour package(Sinorama). Weather was great and flowers just beginning to bloom

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Imperial Garden in the Forbidden is not up to par with other gardens such as the Summer Palace, Gong Wang Fu, and traditional gardens in Suzhou.

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Preston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It's easy to rush this part of the museum as you get here after seeing the palace complex which is huge and tiring. There are refreshment stands and toilets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This area is dominated by extremely old trees that are propped up by strong poles. It is fascinating to stand next to them and feel the past. This area also includes interesting rocks that were imported from an area quite far away, and there are a number of statues of strange animals. This area is on the way through the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Blown away by the Forbidden City, oh to have been an emperor! It was quite busy and to get a decent view at points was tricky, there was quite a lot of pushing going on. Thoroughly enjoyed then garden and was lucky enough to get a seat to be able to soak up the atmosphere. Really pleased we visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

You just have to go here to see how the very rich and all powerful emperor lived in the 1400's. It is an incredible place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Tour the beautiful Palace Museum, see how emperors lived and ruled. This is certainly one of the must-see sites if you're visiting Beijing. See the furnishings, listen to the stories of emperors past. See the throne room, bedrooms, how they lived. This is one of the busier sites to visit, so it can be quite crowded. There is space in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I loved this place, always something to see from artwork along the walkways to the marble boat that sits on the lake. the plants and architecture really work together. The park is full of history and sculptures are all around the park. Views were amazing as you look across the lake.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The garden at the imperial palace felt too crowded to enjoy or relax in the area. During winter there was no flowers or other eye pleasing plants. Overall its not a place I have to go to.

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