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Address: Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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A little paradise inside an empty (s)hell

This is one pleasant surprise inside such an empty (s)hell of boredom. One can literally sit and enjoy the scenery, or altogether skip the rest of the boring visit of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one pleasant surprise inside such an empty (s)hell of boredom. One can literally sit and enjoy the scenery, or altogether skip the rest of the boring visit of the Forbidden City and imagine oneself as the Yellow Emperor contemplating life and/or death in such a rigid society...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot of large open spaces now largely concreted in the Forbidden City but the Imperial Garden is a quiet reflective space with some beautiful carved trees and large sculptures. Worth taking your time here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All the emperors loved these huge rocks, which actually leave me a bit cold, but the gardens they built around them are lovely.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit The Forbidden City, then you will visit the Imperial Garden for sure. It's a beautiful place (worth visiting).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of most beautiful gardens we visited. We enjoyed sitting at the pond to watch turtles, fish, ducks and people. Lovely day. Worth the trip, inexpensive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At present the Palace Museum is divided into two exhibitions, one vote passage. The left ladder to go up, is the micro-carving and exquisite craft of the exhibition, as well as the statue of the Buddha bronze statue of Buddha. My heart most want to see the date nuclear ship, 100 treasure statue ivory ball, jade cabbage are here. As... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty and unexpected! I enjoyed walking through the gardens. Very exquisite trees and neat sculptures too

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How wonderful to see these lush grounds and magnificent gnarled trees centuries old. Thoroughly enjoyed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was not the best time to visit a garden as nothing is in bloom yet. I could tell from the structure of the garden that I was missing the best view of scenery and I think a month later would be a better time to see it without being so crowded it interfered with the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the culmination of a fabulous journey through the Forbidden City. The gardens are delightful, lush with trees and greenery. Grand rockeries are a major feature, understandable given the Chinese reverence for the eternal unchanging material. Serenity and tranquility are the hallmarks of the space. Numerous charming constructs in differing styles are to be appreciated. In Dynastic times the... More 

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