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Consisting of more than 9,000 rooms and spread over 250 acres, this huge palace complex was built in the 15th century and later extensively renovated and restored during the Qing Dynasty in the 18th century.
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One problem for tourists in Beijing is that many of the attractions have the same colors, designs and architecture. We had visited the Temple of Heaven with a guide the day before, and many of the buildings looked almost identical to the ones in the...More
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the former chinese imperial palace for over 500 years ago. This complex is so huge with many buildings on it. The architechture here is very unique and beautiful. Many people visit this complex including local too. Interestingly, there are...More
The forbidden Palace is a ticketed antrance and limited daily tickets . I would recommend a tour to help you navigate the palace . There is very limited signage to understand what you are viewing . Most of the furniture and palace items are stored...More
This is a place with so much history you can easily be overwhelmed. The physical place is huge, it goes on and on. Be prepared to go up and down steps again and again. My only disappointment was how few of the buildings have much...More
We 3 of us joined this private tour to forbidden city with tour guide name Cactus. She is helpful knowledgeable n kind. Patient with us taking pictures for us n bringing us to every corner in Forbidden City !. Took time to explain to us...More
the forbidden city is really an amazing palace! after visiting a few other palaces around the world, it is really a unique experience. the place is splendid and huge! take a few hours to tour around in order to fully appreciate it.
Forbidden City is the most important place in China. It is in heart of Beijing. You need to spend minimum 3-4 hours for this visit. Entrance fee is 40 RMB (~6 USD). You can get audio guide and it really helps you in this visit.
Very good introduction to the historical aspects of China. Huge walking tour with series of seemingly-identical structures one-after the other. Recommended to buy the ticket online (for non-Chinese ask the hotel staff/friend; check the prices online for the season).
Recommend to get electronic walking translator...More
It does take a few hours to see the whole place. I was there for about 4 hours but if you whip round and just see the main palaces it might take you an hour or 2. Depends how keen you are as after a while, they all seem to... More
It does take a few hours to see the whole place. I was there for about 4 hours but if you whip round and just see the main palaces it might take you an hour or 2. Depends how keen you are as after a while, they all seem to blend into one. The guides are a very good though and help fill out the time with really interesting info.