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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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A must visit in Beijing! This is my 2nd visit and first for my kids - still as amazing as ever. The sheer size and architecture of the palace is just mind boggling with all the different levels of waiting rooms, chambers and courtyards. Leaves...More
No words to describe such a beauty.
It wasn't particularly crowded (it was Friday) so the visit was pleasant.
However, the place is not well curated, very few indications of what you are looking at. The audioguide does not provide enough details.
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The Forbidden City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and quite rightly so. It is the world' largest palace complex, containing 980 buildings boasting 9,999 rooms. The whole city is protected by a 32-foot wall, surrounded by a 20-foot moat. Currently known as the Palace...More
This is a most amazing place. Our guide was very knowledgeable and really took us back to the time that the forbidden city was inhabited. Shame we couldn’t go into the buildings but understand the government has restored them inside.
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.
Dear TA, I have full four days (6 nights) in Beijing second week of Oct (Thur to Sun - full four days). I am planning to take public transportation to see all the sightseeing places. I am staying at 1 Nanheyan Street, Beijing, 100006. I am interested in visiting - 1. National Centre for the Performing Arts (outside pic only) 2. Temple of Heaven 3. Galaxy Soho (not shopping. Just for inside and outside pictures) 4. Jingshan Park 5. Great Wall at Mutianyu 6. Lama Temple 7....More
August 27, 2018|
Response fromJean-Pierre D|
Look at a map and group them accordingly. This is not a very busy schedule.
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Hi, will many of the tourist sites be available to see on Saturday and Sunday April 29 and 30 due to the upcoming Chinese Labour Day Holiday on Monday May 1? sites: Great Wall at Mutianyu, Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, Jingshan Park, New Silk Alley Market (Xiu Shui) or Pearl Market, Bell and Drum Towers, Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan), Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park) ... Thank you
April 13, 2017|
Response fromJean-Pierre D|
No worries, everything opens all the time. Just expect a lot of people.