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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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This museum entrance fee is worth.You can spend time enjoying the old Chinese rulers taste.Lots of old artefacts to see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This museum entrance fee is worth.You can spend time enjoying the old Chinese rulers taste.Lots of old artefacts to see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a separate museum within the Forbidden City and an additional entry fee is charged. The displays within the museum are very good with some exquisite items on show. What really impressed us was that we were allowed to photograph absolutely everything with no restrictions.

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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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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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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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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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Address: Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing

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