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Beijing Working People's Cultural Palace

East of Tian'anmen, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
+86 10 6525 2189
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So worthwhile!

We loved it here--not near the same amount of people that were swarming through the Forbidden City... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2017
Kay B
So much better

So much better than visiting the Forbidden Palace, same style of buildings but there is no one... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2017
Shannon R
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East of Tian'anmen, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
+86 10 6525 2189
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

We loved it here--not near the same amount of people that were swarming through the Forbidden City and yet it's equally as nice (if not nicer due to fewer people). Peaceful with a lot of green space, tranquil and just very enjoyable.

1  Thank Kay B
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

So much better than visiting the Forbidden Palace, same style of buildings but there is no one there other than brides getting their wedding photos done. There is some greenery and you can actually go into one of the buildings ( only time we were...More

Thank Shannon R
Reviewed November 22, 2016

Arriving just after opening time, we enjoyed a grand visit to this great complex of palaces and parkland that was relatively devoid of visitors. Groups of men and women were doing their dancing steps and exercises to the accompaniment of delightful music. Originally the Emperor's...More

1  Thank permia
Reviewed October 3, 2016

This park/palace did not hit my radar at all while I was researching my Beijing trip and I stumbled on it by accident. However, it deserves to be more highly rated. I found the temple buildings, halls, shrines and plaza areas to be as nice...More

Thank Diver71au
Reviewed August 26, 2016

This is a very nice place to visit away form the crowds. Nice architecture and surroundings. check it out

Thank World-wander-woman
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

It was a quieter tourist site. It was a wonderful site to walk around and enjoy. It was not super crowded. Great starting point to get a feel for Beijing and of the Forbidden City.

Thank SoccerSW
Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

It is a small version of the Forbidden City, only RMB15! If you're not interested in the palace, it cost only RMB2 for the park! I don't know why no guided tours offering to come this place. It was built in Ming Dynasty as the...More

Thank Soxblue
Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I walked through this temple and garden to get to the forbidden city . It was Avery nice walk, great architecture and inside the palace was a very interesting exhibition on Chinese traditional art , unfortunately everything was written in Chinese but worth the visit...More

Thank Taffoolie
Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

I may be committing a great dis-service to the Forbidden City, aka the Palace Museum. But my reason for highly rating the Workers Cultural Palace is that it's so quiet and right next to Forbidden City, yet virtually ignored by tourists and locals alike. So...More

Thank Ham M
Reviewed January 7, 2016

I was amazed by the number of people visiting this place. I is an interested visit. My mum disappeared, to my amazement the tour guides got on their phones, texts were sent and they quickly located my mother and returned her. I was so impressed...More

Thank Dion S
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