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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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The highlight of the Forbidden City

After the repetitive nature of buildings with thrones, the Imperial Gardens is a nice finale for the Forbidden City. I can only imagine what the gardens would be like when in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Adria, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The gardens are nice enough, but pale into insignificance when compared to others in Beijing. They would be a nice place to relax after visiting the Forbidden City, if there was anywhere to sit in the shade - there isn't due to the huge crowds!

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West Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After the repetitive nature of buildings with thrones, the Imperial Gardens is a nice finale for the Forbidden City. I can only imagine what the gardens would be like when in bloom (I had the misfortune of visiting during the midwinter). A peaceful place to stop and relax and enjoy nature before rejoining the hustle and bustle of Beijing. If... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to have a look at especially in the spring. Really well cared for gardens and rockery areas. We didn't spend too long here but enjoyed what we saw.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is usually the last stop before exiting. As such it does not enthrall you. A few very old trees. Some rock formations, but nothing to spend time on.

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely large garden even in winter, it is obvious the great care tending these Royal gardens. Part of the palace tour, there is a fee to see it. Also, be sure you have your passport with you - you have to show your id to get in.

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

It's within forbidden city complex consists of lot of old trees and nice fountains. The garden is very old but well maintained, recommended to families with kids and lot of rocky structures around to have fun and climbing allowed.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

It is probably an awesome place but select a clear day to visit. Great sights with a nice views and superb picture taking opportunities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

At the back of the forbidden city and effectively on the way out..if on a schedule leave time to see this part of the complex and don't underestimate how long is required to see the space. Go early as it fills up quickly and is difficult to view this small space with large crowds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The garden is lovely even in polluted, cold December. Especially nice are the trees and rocks which they call rookery. Huge and with character.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

For various reasons vegetation is not prominent in much of the Forbidden city. This makes the gardens even more striking. I imagine it is very different when crowded but it was well maintained and peaceful on my visit.

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