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Temple of Ancient Monarchs

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Temple of Ancient Monarchs

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No.131 Fuchengmennei Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100034 China
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XinjiekouBeijing Subway7 min
FuchengmenBeijing Subway11 min
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Skip the Line: Forbidden City Ticket Booking with Optional Guide Service
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Skip the Line: Forbidden City Ticket Booking with Optional Guide Service

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Avoid any long lines or printing problems with paperless skip-the-line entry to Beijing’s UNESCO-listed Forbidden City. Simply book in advance, stroll straight to check in, then show your passport to ensure hassle-free admission directly into the ancient complex and enjoy plenty of time to browse the site’s major attractions, including the Gate of Divine Prowess, Dragon Throne, and Palace Museum.
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bonanza1973 wrote a review Jan 2016
San Carlos, California598 contributions57 helpful votes
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It's a 600 m walk (10 min) from exit A of the Xisi metro station on line 4. This temple highlights the profiles of ancient emperors in China's history. As noted on the info board, "by the end of Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty, there had been 188 emperors". It's a bit tiresome to read each profile. My motivation was zapped after a few profile reads. There's also family name records traced along ancestral lines. This is interesting for those doing genealogy. Some buildings have a very sparse museum of pottery and statues
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Date of experience: January 2016
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tetelu wrote a review Oct 2012
Cluj-Napoca, Romania350 contributions244 helpful votes
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It wasn't easy to find it. At the beginning I was surprised and confused because instead of a peaceful temple I ran into a some kind of show, set up on a stage right in the middle of the main courtyard. I don't even know if the music was somehow related to the the temple; I guess not.. But they left, and the quiet and peaceful atmosphere settled once again. I visited it during the weekend and there were still very few people there, which is exactly what I need in a temple. I am not a religious person, but the solitude helps me to contemplate. Other than that, it is not very different than other temples. All of them are similar in a way, but what makes them special is the way that change you, at least for 1 hour or so.
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Date of experience: September 2012
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