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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 #18 of 1,244 attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

If the museum wasn't that crowded, the garden definitely was. It's at the far end of the Palace museum and many Chinese families stop there to have lunch and sit in the shade. It feels very crowded and humid. Otherwise, the place is nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

At the end of the Forbidden City is this beautiful ancient garden. Compact in size compared to the vast palace but the designers 500 years ago did an amazing job. They literally moved a mountain in that they created a huge earth mound to represent a mountain for good Feng Shui. There are trees, shrubs, lakes, shrines - too many... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Forbidden City was interesting, but much of it was closed off, and there was no vegetation except for in the Imperial Garden. I loved the old trees and the shade. Make sure to visit when you are there!

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Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This private garden for the Imperial Family is gorgeous, and it is one of the part I had a fresh memory in the huge Palace Museum. There are trees, bridge, water, artificial hills and pavilions. With compact layout, antique and elegant style, this garden is a great place to relax and have fun. Though it was crowded when I went... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is the last place you normally visit when in Forbidden City. It is really a oasis of peace. It would be great to be there when this place was in a full swing, so empty, quiet, green and with all fountains working. If you have a little imagination you can travel in time and feel like a Chinese Emperor... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A great end to our walk through the palace museum. Beautiful. Amazing. Look out for the kneeling elephants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It's a nice place to sit and rest and takes some pictures. You can also enjoy the nature there. I liked the flowers and trees. There's a cool building built on top of some rocks too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Another enormous area which served as the private garden for the Imperial family. Within the beautifully landscaped gardens you can find the Hall of Imperial Peace, many sculptures, mad crazy trees that twist into seemingly impossible shapes, water features and rock formations that seem carved by time. Definitely plan to visit it as part of the Forbidden City tour

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Dudelange, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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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