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Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

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Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

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David el'drego wrote a review Sep 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania24 contributions3 helpful votes
The scenery is beautiful but we waited a long time to get our tickets. The second time we went there they said the tickets were sold out. I suggest going here when they aren't busy.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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BettyG wrote a review Sep 2020
74 contributions8 helpful votes
We were planning to spend whole day in the Forbidden city. But when we got there, they told us they don’t have any free tickets, all were sold out. They have limitation of 8000 visitors per day, one would say it is enough... obviously not. They told us we need to go to one website to make a reservation but the web was not working - only some chinese words appeared. Later on one english-speaking lady told us the tickets are sold out for next 14 days.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jrmy wrote a review Sep 2020
Esslingen am Neckar, Germany44 contributions21 helpful votes
Experiencing the forbidden city was no success. Visiting in September 2020 (still Covid time) - Finding the entrance coming from Tiananmen Square was already a challenge, you need to walk a long way to the west side of the site (do not try to shortcut via park, it is not connected) - Even if you bought online tickets (highly recommended), you need to queue up first for a "Pre-check" where staff will verify your health code and passport and confirm your tickets electronically (1click) - Go to security check and ticket check (5min queue only) and you will be inside. - Go through the several places and visit the halls but it is pretty similar and boring. You can see the thrones from 15m away and can t enter any of the building. I have to say on that day it was not crowded, only try to avoid the big Chinese group or give them some space. My opinion the garden in the end was the most interesting and relaxing... Visit can be done in 1,5hour including picture time.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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antifreund wrote a review Jul 2020
Worldwide133 contributions96 helpful votes
The Forbidden City is to Beijing as the Golden Gate Bridge is to San Francisco or as the Brandenburger Gate is to Berlin or as the Colosseum is to Rome... An absolute must-visit for any Beijing visitor. Security is tight, so book your ticket in advance and bring your passport. Bring plenty of batteries for your camera and/or phone, as you will be tempted to take hundreds, if not thousands of pictures. Also bring your walking shoes and enough time as this will be a days worth of walking around.
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Maree R wrote a review Jul 2020
Beijing, China3 contributions
The Forbidden City is HUGE and potentially overwhelming. Travelling through this UNESCO world heritage site with Lars from Beijing Post Cards as our personal guide was like travelling through history. He brought everything to life with stories and incredible detail. The kids learnt more about Chinese history in four hours with Lars in the Forbidden City than four years of class. Could not recommend more highly.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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