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The Antiquarium of The Palace Museum

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Address: Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China

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Palace within palace

If you have time, with just 10 RMB, you get to avoid the crowd and look at some of the exquisite items/jewellery that were used then. This was supposed to served as a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

If you have time, with just 10 RMB, you get to avoid the crowd and look at some of the exquisite items/jewellery that were used then. This was supposed to served as a retirement palace for Qianlong Emperor. One part I was interested in is the "Pavilion of Cheerful Melodies 畅音阁" which is a 3-storey structure where people perform opera... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Not much more to say then average. Worth the 10 extra yuan but not any more. The exhibits are far better in the museums like the Capital Museum. If you miss this one your not missing much.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

located inside the Forbidden city, this museum has an extra admission charge. worth it-not crowded with people,but full of great relics from China's past. Great way to see relics up close.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Very interesting museum inside the Forbidden City. Amazing jewelry and treasures, don't miss this museum when visiting in the Forbidden City!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

For an extra small fee, you can escape most, but not all of the crowds in the main part of the Forbidden City complex. There is a fascinating exhibition of jewellery, crowns and other artefacts spread throughout several buildings.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If you are already going to the Forbidden City, for a little extra you can avoid the serious crowds and tour the Antiquarium. Lots of displays of Royal treasures from the palace:- ornaments, china, furniture including the special 9 Dragons Screen, amazing outfits etc. It's a mini museum within a museum. It houses many Royal items too many to list.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

If you come here by yourself, please spare your time about 1 hour with only 10 RMB fee to see Emperor Qianlong's palace after retirement which now converts into the museum. You can see the 9 dragons screen which is rarely to see even in China and many precious things.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

There are a lot of beautiful displays here including gold ornaments, royal furniture, outfits, and all sorts of beautiful stuff. I loved it. My wife is not so interested in museums, so she found it a bit boring. If you are more interested in the architecture of the Palace Museum, you could skip this section as it is an extra... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We purchased some awesome jade and paintings. We felt good that everything was certified for age and purchased from a reputable location.

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Daly City, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Definitely worth the 10 rmb to go inside to see all the jewelry The 9 dragon screen wall is also here. If you don't come see this section in the Forbidden City you'll missing out on 1/4 of what you should see in the forbidden city. Summary- Museum is on the east side of the forbidden city inside. The glass... More 

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