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Turret of The Palace Museum

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Address: Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Nice little hike, get a view of the Forbidden City

This is actually a park of the Forbidden City tour that we took with "Lily's Private Beijing Tour". It was a nice little climb and gave a good view of the city.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2016
Jonathan H
Tainan, Taiwan
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Tainan, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

This is actually a park of the Forbidden City tour that we took with "Lily's Private Beijing Tour". It was a nice little climb and gave a good view of the city.

Thank Jonathan H
Adria, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Amazing architecture like the rest of 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!

Thank FTMDave
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

It really must be a distinction to be the best architectural piece in a complex where every building is vying to surpass the other in beauty. The Turret lies at the fag end of the tour to the forbidden city. You would have walked so much by this time that your feet would be hurting. But suddenly you chance your... More 

Thank Bhawanipathania
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 544 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This is one of the buildings that must be viewed to be believed. Photos just do not do it justice and is a truly amazing piece of architecture that will leave you gasping.

Thank Bruce H
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We visited here at the end of the day and it is so easy to be "templed out" after a long days tour, but the sunset here over the water is worth waiting for. A Grand Finale to our forbidden city tour.

Thank bdon257
Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

You may see many people shooting picture here during sunset. The building ia beautiful as well.

Thank smallove
Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 468 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Stunning architecture steeped in history. In your tour of the Forbidden City, don't miss the turret. It is easy to be too tired or just miss the turret by oversight. I recommend taking the time to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Another beautiful building to see in the Palace area.Its maintained and renovated very well.This is also another building to see.

Thank SE s
Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Although it is not as magnificent as the hall for prayer of good harvest in temple of heaven,but it is built in the same manner and is beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Another great architecture feature of the Forbidden city. Look up and marvel at the detail of the turret. Nice to stop, look and marvel at the craftsmanship that went into making these.

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