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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 1,242 attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dudelange, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Well, in fact it could be calm and cosy place although it is huge. But on the day I visited the Imperial Garden with all its fantastically shaped trees it seemed half of Beijing had the same idea. Still worth visiting, try to take your time and watch nature as sculpted by time.

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Laurel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Imperial Garden is connected to the Forbidden City so you should really go see it while you are there. If you are on a tour they will most definitely bring you there as it is on the way out. The garden is really quite stunning and it makes you feel as though you are in ancient China. It was... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The garden are beautiful and well manicure. Lots of people there but you don't realise. It was so hot, 35, that you have to make sure you take water as it takes at least an hour to go through if not more

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Brings the movie " the last emporer" to my memory. Now i see why it is actually a city in itself, "forbidden city".

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was worth seeing and meandering through for a while - beautiful gardens, peaceful, and cool. Unique features and loved the names of the different areas... obviously a place for the Emporer to romanticize his wives.

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Northern Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

- we did the garden upon walking out of the Forbidden City - the garden itself was pleasant, but honestly, somewhat over-rated - its a pretty long & steep climb up to the pagoda, the rest of the garden is pretty ordinary - only good thing is the fee is very minimal and doesn't take much time - there's a... More

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I went to the Imperial palace this May, and I highly recommend you to visit it too. Although the summer in Beijing is kind hot, I still pretty enjoy my trip. I love Chinese history, and my trip guide told me that this place was the place was built for Qing dynasty’s emperor. This museum is huge, and you can... More

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Imperial Garden was my favourite part of the Forbidden City. It is especially rewarding to arrive at the gardens after walking through all the rest of the grand palace. Not only are there many splendid, small buildings/structures to wander through and sit under, but unique stone and natural (e.g., coral, funky-shaped wood) structures throughout the grounds. The only downside... More

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Enjoyed the walk through ancient history and in a calm setting away from bustle if the city. Not a physically demanding outing.

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Guilin, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

It is the only exit of the Forbidden City. Quite a disappointment judged by its name. Small and always filled with tourists since all the visiting routes end here. My suggestion is lower your expectation for this garden and spend more time on other parts of the Forbidden City if possible.

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