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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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Ranked #20 of 1,243 Attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Palm Desert, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I've seen gardens in many countries of the world, but none quite as magnificent as the Imperial Garden at the Palace.....The bridges, the flowers, the Pagodas, everything was just so amazing, you really can't begin to describe the beauty of it all to someone that has not seen it. It literally "takes your breath away", and to imagine the Royalty... More

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Tianjin Region, China
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65 reviews 65 reviews
55 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

i have been twice to the forbidden city it was exciting, wonderful and i recommend for anyone to go there and feel part of Chinese culture and history. Its also close to Tienanmen square, Behai park, and other places of interest

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Shanghai, China
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

No trip to Beijing would be complete without visiting the Forbidden City. This beautiful grand old palace is definitely one of a kind and very very impressive. There is so much to see and so many little courtyards to visit. You can easily just walk through the middle in 30 minutes, or spend an entire day exploring ever little hall.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is part of the forbidden city complex. It has a rockery and some very old juniper trees which were fascinating to look at.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This rating is due to the 1 1/2 hour wait to get through security. When you enter the Garden, there are no open buildings, and it is still very crowded.

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New York City, New York
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Stroll around quietly to have a true experience of Chinese culture and history. Plan to spend 3 to 5 hours here depending on your pace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It's a good place but is like all the parks and temples that Beijing has, if you're visit the place is good to know it but if isn't in your plans is ok to skip it!

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I love the trees in this garden. Some I believe are so old it amazes me that they're still standing. I do however, feel that perhaps it was a bit ambitious to spend all that money on the garden even though the world is enjoying it now.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Perhaps this place is amazing, but after walking through the whole Palace Museum in the heat of August and then encountering the crowds here in the Imperial Garden, all seeking a place to rest and get our of the sun, it was hard for me to really enjoy the time and the place. In reality the place is probably amazing,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Beautiful gardens and huge area! Take good walking shoes and a parasol, if sunny! Enjoyable visit, especially if you have a local tour guide, leading you around!

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