There's a lot of history here, and it's a great photo op! Wear comfortable shoes as you will probably be doing a fair amount of walking. This topped the list of attractions we saw in Beijing
Wear comfortable shoes! And allow yourself time to absorb this place. There is a lot of walking after going through the gate, which was so much bigger than I expected. The history and the treasures here are amazing. You have to see this at least once in your life!
This is the usual tourist entrance into the Forbidden City - or the Imperial City. It is quite unimposing, but once you get through the vista of the Imperial City - and the outer court opens up to you - and it is breathaking. The main archway was for the emperor - no one else was allowed to go through... More
Perhaps one of the most crowded spots in Beijing. This is the entrance to the Forbidden City and you enter under a portrait of Chairman Mao. Tienanmen Square is at your back as you enter the Gate. This spot is special to all Chinese as it is so symbolic of the Great Revolution. It is akin to our Tomb of... More
This is the place! As many have said, a great place for photographs. Having seen the Last Emperor, it's just like you may have seen and then imagined. The grandeur of this place is unmistakable.
This is the gate that will lead you to Forbidden City. This is a place where you need a whole day to be able to visit everything. Make sure to go early because you will find some huge crowds here. This is a magnificent wall and gate that guards a lot of wonders behind it. Also make sure that you... More
passing the gate, you can get you tickets, people -really- push, so get your shoulders and elbows ready for self defense. just prepare your camera for so many wonderful shots. do not take much notice of the crowed, and enjoy the glory of the surroundings.
This gate leads you into the Forbidden City. Get here early to try to beat the crowds which can get huge. Make sure you have some kind of guide, audio tour, tour book, or anything that will help explain everything you are seeing. There is a lot to see here.
The Meridian gate is the entrance to the Forbidden City and for all those Disney fans out there this is the place where Mulan meets the emperor. Be prepared to spend hours in here. We were on a guided tour and we still ended up staying behind to see more. It’s absolutely huge and is so easy to get lost.... More
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