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Address: No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China (Formerly Forbidden City (Imperial Palace))
Phone Number: 010-85007422, 85007421
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8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Consisting of more than 9,000 rooms and spread over 250 acres, this huge...
Consisting of more than 9,000 rooms and spread over 250 acres, this huge palace complex was built in the 15th century and later extensively renovated and restored during the Qing Dynasty in the 18th century.
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Beautiful grounds and structure

This is an impressive museum, with beautiful grounds and structure - a must see for anyone visiting Beijing. However, the most important treasues were taken to Taiwan by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is an impressive museum, with beautiful grounds and structure - a must see for anyone visiting Beijing. However, the most important treasues were taken to Taiwan by the Nationalist Party government. To see the best pieces, one has to visit Taipei.

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Kolding, Denmark
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Another attraction in the heart of Beijing city. You can visit Tienanmen square with capital museum, forbidden city, war hero's monument in single place. This place is full of buildings created according to ancient Chinese architecture and you can walk in this large area for more than 3 hours if you really interested.

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We started in Tian Anmen Square then entered the Forbidden City through the "Gate of Heavenly Peace". This is not something we would have attempted on our own, it was very helpful to have our Viking tour guide, who also happens to be a Beijing native. He explained all the cultural significances and history, pointed out many interesting sites we... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I know this is one of those must see sights that the crowds might make you think nah. Forget about the crowds - go here! Thank god the Red Guard didn't get into the place. Be sure to see the smaller buildings off to the sides of the central axis. The gardens were the greatest surprise for me as I... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The list of surprises and wonderments that are in this area are uncountable. The view of life of the average soldier and peasant to the inter court happenings are very well displayed here

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's hard to begin to imagine the balance in every single item you'll see, from the tiers of marble stairs to the meandering mote. The detail in every inch under the roof is awe-inspiring. There are limited areas where you can view room interiors behind glass, but it's worth the look. We had a guided tour, but I don't know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was by far the most unforgettable UNESCO World Heritage Site that I have ever been to. The five centuries of rich history of this massive palace complex will truly captivate you as soon as you enter the Meridian Gate (Wu Men). The sheer grandeur of the series of buildings and structures were truly mesmerizing. All of the palaces and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City is now so heavily fortified and locked down by security, that it is extremely difficult to get into. We actually gave up, after finding it akin to a garrison town encampment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The place is amazing, as you walk by you can imagine how the emperors lived here. The roofs of the buildings are the most beautiful part of the visit. Be prepared to be amazed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

So packed of people and tour guides, but with a amazing architecture and view. It's a stunning place, great time there. It'll be really hard, I dare to say impossible to take a picture there without a single head, but still is worth it.

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Address: Address: No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China (Formerly Forbidden City (Imperial Palace))
Phone Number: 010-85007422, 85007421
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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