Beijingzhiye Cultural City

Beijingzhiye Cultural City, Beijing: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Beijingzhiye Cultural City Reviews: 4.5/5

Beijingzhiye Cultural City
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14 reviews
Very good

Raj D
Wailea, HI63 contributions
Lots of walking and lots to see
Jun 2015 • Family
You've seen these views in movies. There is so much detail... take a lot of time to enjoy the amazing work that went into this.
Written December 15, 2015
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George O
Heaven1,069 contributions
Photographing the officers is FORBIDDEN!
Apr 2015 • Solo
Others have provided the history, I will provide my impressions. Forbidden City is VERY large. We were with a tour so we had faster access. I would definitely use a guide or join a tour. We were forbidden from photographing the officers or our guide would get into a great deal of trouble. Most of the time people queued up well for entry to the various courtyards; however attempting to obtain a photo of the dragon chair in the last temple was very difficult due to many people pushing and shoving. Be prepared if you want to take a photo! The exteriors of the temples were beautiful. All the colors used have meaning.
Written April 25, 2015
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Worthing, UK391 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
Forbidden City
This was home to the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties and was closed to the local Chinese population and remained so for about 500 years hence the name. Architecture is exactly what you would expect from watching Chinese films, particularly The Last Chinese Emperor. We walked here from our centrally located hotel, definitely quicker than by cab. Once through the entrance make your way to the Palace Museum area where the ticket offices are located. This is an enormous site so be prepared to spend lots of time and expend lots of energy walking around. It was reasonably crowded when we visited at the end of March. Most of the buildings are empty but where there was anything inside there was naturally a vast crowd of camera snappers. There is a one way system in operation to try and avoid bottlenecks but once through into the various courtyards you can move around freely. Some of the information is in English and most of the signs are in English. You can hire a real guide or an audio guide at reasonable prices. All in all an impressive site but maybe lacking a bit in historical atmosphere as most of the actual buildings are empty now.
Written March 28, 2015
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Susanne L
Burlington, Ontario, Canada15 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
Just got back from China - Beijing was totally amazing. The sights were spectacular and very modern, clean and well planned city. Was charmed by the way they beautified the highways with rose bushes and trees and other flora and fauna. So many activities for the citizens in the beautiful parks from fan dancing to line dancing, tai chi and badminton - saw no one that was even slightly overweight. Was very impressive overall. Travelled with a group of 44 adults. Every single one of us was delighted with the sights both old and new, from the Forbidden City to the Great Wall to the Olympic Village etc. So much to see.
Written October 4, 2014
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