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Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Ranked #5 of 1,625 things to do in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
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 December 24, 2013

China is gradually restoring the treasures of its past, and a great deal of work has gone into the palace, which is enormous but only partially brought back to its original glory. Visitors are, quite reasonably, not allowed inside the rooms but instead must crowd around doorways to peek in. Sometimes the displays inside are dusty and bedraggled, but keep in mind that this is a work in progress. You'll get a sore neck from gaping at all of the beautiful wonders at the palace.

Thank Arlette945
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

It's my second time to the Forbidden City and it still takes my breath away.

I just love walking around the halls and be awed at the splendor of the palace. I loved imagining what it was like living there.

Be prepared to push and shove your way to the front of the crowd if you want to get a good picture at the halls though.

Thank Stephy2007
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Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

We had a great time walking around, so much to see. Took us 2.5hrs to get around. It was 4pm by the time we walked out. We stopped out side to see what else we can do, when a Chinese guy and lady started talking to us and asked if whey can spend some time with us as they wanted to learn more English. We didn't want to be rood so we let them walk with us, but they ended up walking us to a tea house, when the bill came it was 1600yuan!!!
Find your own way around
Don't talk to anyone that approaches you!
Great place, can't say much for the ppl!

Thank Rajnita
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

Everything was fabulous, not many English speaking people but Tour Guide is the way to go. Many different tours. Rest rooms would be my only issue but not a biggy..take wipes and tissue you will be fine!!

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Reviewed December 16, 2013

Everything is maintained nicely and more rooms sections of the Forbidden City should be opened to improve the traveller's experience

Thank BenjaminHon
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