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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 #25 of 1,242 attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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118 attraction reviews
411 helpful votes 411 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

Loved the buildings and rooftops in the Forbidden City. The design of the courtyard and tiered levels was genuis... all levels 'tilted' enough for rain to shed through the carved granite/marble dragon heads.

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