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Address: The Entrance Gates Of Gugong, Beijing 100006, China
Phone Number: 010-85007421,85007420
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wear flat shoes and bring bottled water. you can normally find an english speaking person to help if you are lost but a good map is essential. travelling by taxi? make sure you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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South Africa
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great architecture! Way too many people. The only time we could go was over a national holiday so naturally the place was swamped. When travelling anywhere in China, do not do it over any holidays!

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

wear flat shoes and bring bottled water. you can normally find an english speaking person to help if you are lost but a good map is essential. travelling by taxi? make sure you have your destination written down in chinese - the drivers don't know where you mean otherwise!

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Thank mamajane88
Adria, Italy
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105 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an Impressive entrance to the Forbidden City. However, if possible, get there early and avoid the weekends - there'll still be huge crowds, but maybe a bit less enormous!

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Thank FTMDave
Dublin, Ireland
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390 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This huge gateway needs to be seen to really appreciate just how big it is. I recommend coming here in the morning to beat the busy afternoon crowds. It's a great start to the Forbidden City tour.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive to see close up, the sheer size and and depth of these doors would be impressive if built now but to think it was done so so long ago is amazing! No doubt a feet of engineering in the day! Definitely worth a look!

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Perth, United Kingdom
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678 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you arrive for your visit to the Forbidden City you will be full of anticipation. This will not disappoint. There are security scanners to pass.

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McKinney, Texas
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522 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is the entryway to the Palaces of the Forbidden City. Each layer of the palace area layout reveals more beauty than the last. Mostly I think because of the vastness of the area. Worth the trip!!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

the ticket officer sell a palace ticket front of that. you should go in the moring cause of many people and many tourist into the palace.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Passing through the Meridian Gate to enter the Forbidden City is an exciting experience if anyone considers its historical importance. The gate is one of the examples of huge scale architecture in the Forbidden City. This is one of those places, where centuries of history, art and culture met together in all around. It's worth to be visit there during... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is a huge gate--one of two original and the one where Mao's photo still stands as a seemingly proud reminder of China's modern entry to the world scene. Seems strange to see it hung in 2015, but there it is. Clean bathrooms are nearby this gate.

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