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The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum

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Address: Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Royalty's private garden

By far the best part of the Forbidden City, although small it’s beautifully done up. It makes one realize the importance of rocks in a Chinese garden and the way it’s used one can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Tinsukia, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

By far the best part of the Forbidden City, although small it’s beautifully done up. It makes one realize the importance of rocks in a Chinese garden and the way it’s used one can actually get to appreciate the art of rock garden.

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was pleasant surprise at the end of touring the forbidden city. I had no clue that while exiting the forbidden city we walked through here. I was beautiful. I just wished I would have allowed more time to tour this. Loved it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good looking sight but with the local Tourists quantity and the very hot temperatures we viewed afar. Very nice looking but a little the same look as the Temples in the Forbidden city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spacious and nice with many plant varieties. Avoid going there during peak local holiday season. Spend time admiring the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a very special garden, very very nice if you don't count the shops and things that were set up by the administration.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought this lovely garden was the nicest part of the Forbidden city and even though it was crowded, it was quite relaxing to visit after the main parts of the whole complex. There are many flowers, statues, water features, and very interesting rock formations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to admit that I did not know very much at all about the Forbidden City prior to my guided tour. I wasn't expecting much, and thought that the main point of the complex was Tiananmen Square, but I was pleasantly mistaken. While the main palace and courtyard are quite impressive, the tranquility of the garden with its well-manicured... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It must have been very peacful for the royal family and their favourites to sit and read. These days it's altogether different but by the time you reach the garden you're used to the pushing and shoving of the crowd. There's an exit from the city at the far end, but now it is time to explore the eastern part... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located within the Forbidden City and tucked away behind walls within walls with walls is this delightful small garden. It gives yet another object lesson in how insular were the lives of Chinese royalty, An must see part of the Forbidden City experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting that the garden in the olden days is just being used by the high court members. Nowadays, normal joe blog can marvel at the site and simmer in its rich history. There is an old tree in the garden which is very famous and a lot of tourists take picture. It is very old with intertwining branches which... More 

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