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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 palace gardens are amazing to behold. The limestone rock formations, the beautful water works and the richly decorated buildings make this place special. You could relax here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The palace gardens are amazing to behold. The limestone rock formations, the beautful water works and the richly decorated buildings make this place special. You could relax here for hours. Watch out for the incredibly twisted tree trunks as you exit- stunning sight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Walk through the Forbidden City and you'll notice less than 3 tress in the whole place except the very north part. The gardens are awesome - I can see why the emperor built this sanctuary inside his city. I wished I spent more time enjoying the gardens but the crowds were huge.

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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

After the seemingly endless South to North passage through stunning architecture, palaces, Halls, pavilions - what a surprise to enter into a world of nature which is still studded with architectural miniatures. If you visit as we did, at the end of March you'll get the extra benefit of beautiful plum and cherry blossom among the pavilions and curiously shaped... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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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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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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