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“Forbidden City...incredible”

Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
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Beijing Forbidden City Admission Ticket
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5-Hour Skip The Line Ultimate Discovery of Forbidden City Tour in Beijing
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4-Hour Private Layover Tour: Forbidden City
Ranked #10 of 1,616 things to do in Beijing
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 26, 2013

We loved experiencing the Forbidden City and seeing all of its splendor and charm. It's a lot of walking so be sure to wear comfortable shoes!

Thank LNG7
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

After 2 very long days previously walking through the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven Parks we were relieved to find the Forbidden Palace was much more compact and easy to navigate in a few hours. Very touristy with souvenir/coffee shops a plenty to sit down for a rest and catch up on the last minute gifts. We went across the road towards the back of the Palace where we climbed up to the magnificent view from a temple and took breathtaking photos of the Palace grounds and Beijing. We did the entire touristy thing and even dressed up in Royal gowns for photos for the usual inflated prices. We preferred this rather than the other two attractions purely for the overall historical significance.

Thank Wendy D
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

The Forbidden City was a great surprise for me. I had no idea the number if courtyards tht led up to the Imperial Palace. Fascinating cultural experience.

Thank Mary D
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

First I came to Forbidden City in 2006, we can enter through north Entrance in front of Jingshan Park, but now we must enter from south in Tiananmen. And beware for the "trickshaw scam", as they ask for only 3 yuan to take us to south entrance Forbidden City, but then they will take you to small alley in Hutong area, and when nobody around, they will stop the rickshaw and ask for 300 yuan!

This place is very hugh. And for the "surprise effect", I still think that entrance from the north is the best, we go to small alley and see where the royal family do their activity like living room, bedroom, etc. And then after that we can see the real big building of the King's Palace.

If we go from south entrance, then we see big & huge building all the way, and in the end we already get tired & just want to get out.. But after all, this is a MUST SEE attraction when you go to Beijing, one of the biggest palace I see in Asia..

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Reviewed April 25, 2013

This place is huge so allow at least 1-2 hours to walk around the place! Good for history buffs and those who love a good photo op.

Thank Annsl
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