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The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum

Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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$133*
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$73*
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85%
Ranked #19 of 1,198 Attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Museums
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Type: Parks, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately this was the last part of our tour and we were rushed a little bit at this point. We would have liked to stay in teh garden a bit longer as it was the most beautiful part for us to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

The gardens grounds are excellent maintained after a few hundred years. It must have taken a lot of effort since there a millions of tourists visits each year. Lots of old trees which are more than 100 years old. For nature buffs, it's a must see! Artefacts in the museum are not all real as a lot are lost during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I was amazed at the Imperial Palace Garden. At the end of our tour of the main palace buildings and grounds, we entered this large, impressive, fantasy type garden. I enjoyed the walkabout and the lively descriptions voiced by our Uniworld tour guide. Also, our guide took us to an area of the garden where local people came to play... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Had a nice quiet walk with beautiful scenery. Very nicely kept. A must go place. Try to spent at least 2 hours here for relaxation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Travelling to China in winter is not for the faint hearted. Very cold and the wind chill factor is huge so rug up in at the Garden. The rocks that were used for architecture in the gardens is spectacular. Trying to imagine moving these pieces and placing them in mind boggling. Whether you go in winter or any other time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A tranquil walled garden with beautiful ancient trees and air of antiquity. Despite the crowds, there is a discernable air of serenity. On can imagine members of royalty strolling through in times of yore.

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Danville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Imperial Garden is an amazing place, as is ALL of the forbidden city! The city itself is one of the most amazing man made places I have personally ever set my eyes upon!! The garden in particular has some of the most interesting trees you will find, along with the buildings and statues. The gilded unicorns that guard the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We may have visited a different garden than this one. The one we saw was for the empress. Not much in terms of plants. It was more of a series of courtyards.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We visited the Forbidden City twice. The first time was to tour many of the 900 rooms or so of the Palace. It was disappointing, however, that most of the furnishings have been taken to Taiwan. Still it was great to see the place that so many women, selected by the Emperor would be taken, never to leave. 24 Emperors... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

It is well kept and is worth visiting for the unique experience as well as for the history. It was just a bot too crowded - large tour groups that can ruin your day.

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