unfortunately the only day we could visit was a monday but we were able to walk round the exterior and see the front facade and as so close visit the square and museums
The Forbidden City is a massive, 15th-century palace complex that once served as the royal residence of 24 Chinese emperors. It’s also one of Beijing’s top attractions, with the crowds to match. Enter directly into the UNESCO World Heritage-listed compound with these pre-booked direct entry admission tickets to start exploring the former seat of Chinese power at your own pace.
The rush to purchase an entrance ticket for the Forbidden City can take precious time away from your visit. With pre-booked admission, use your passport to access at the main entrance, directly across from Tiananmen Gate. You’ll enter directly into the sprawling palace complex and start exploring right away.
Luckily, due to its size, the 15th-century royal residence never feels crowded, despite its popularity as one of Beijing’s top attractions. With these pre-booked tickets, you’ll beat the crowds at the entrance and enjoy plenty of space to admire the magnificent royal pagodas. Visit the Hall of Supreme Harmony, which contains the imperial throne, and the emperor’s private garden, where you'll find a peaceful Daoist temple.
During the Ming Dynasty, only the emperor had access to the entire palace complex. Now, you can wander at your leisure through the 178-acre grounds. Walk through five centuries of Chinese history and get a firsthand look at the sight’s intricate architecture, which adhered to the traditional practice of feng shui.
Walking through the forbidden city is like walking through time. The buildings, art, decorations, layout, impressions all make you feel like you lived there at one time. An excellent way to see how the royalty of China once thought and lived.
There was not much queue when we arrived in the morning but it was still very convenient to go directly to the gate. Also that meant we did not need to use cash as we had already paid online.
The sheer volume of people here is enough to set anyone's anxiety off. We were herded through the main gates like cattle and were directed to a specific ticket kiosk/station. We had to present our passports, but it was easy to get the tickets from...More
We enjoyed our time at the Forbidden City very much!! We opted to enter in a different way than the front gate, walking through a garden and stopping to see an art exhibit put on by a university first before then showing our tickets and...More