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The Antiquarium of The Palace Museum

Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Ranked #24 of 1,243 Attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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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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Bangkok
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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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Shinagawa, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

You need to pay extra 10 Yuan to enter. There you can see NINE Drangons Wall. I found not much interesting things except the wall.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

a beautiful place with great historical background, I saw a lot of history penunggalan like back to the great dynasty china, museum made ​​me learn a lot of history

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Good to visit and see all the museum of the palace we have in China. We think it one of the best thing to do and to see when you are visit our country.

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Phoenix
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

This costs little, but worth every penny to see it.

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Oahu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

I thought the National museum in Taipei is much better. Although the palace in Beijing is older and the structures more impressive. Taipei has more treaures (I guess nationalist took them back in 1949)

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