Forbidden CityCurrently Closed
- Address: No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
- Timings: 08:30 am - 03:30 pm Details
- Phone: 010-85007422
- Ticket Price: 40 CNY
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Museum, History Museum, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
Forbidden City - Review
If you are visiting in Beijing, then mark this as one of your top places. The Forbidden City, officially known as The Imperial Palace Museum is popular for its amazing architectural values, as well as religious and historic significances. The city is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. Situated at the heart of the city, it is well connected with rest of the city. A short walk from the nearby metro would be good enough to visit this place. On the other hand, you can hire local cab or buses too for visiting this place. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Beijing itinerary 2 days.
Forbidden City Information
- Last admission should be half an hour before closing Ticket counter is closed at 4:00 PM.
- Don’t forget to see the art collection.
- Visitors are allowed to take a guide with them.
- Good place for photography.
- Carry a proof of your identity.
- All age groups can enjoy here.
- Lot of things to see so spend few hours here.
- Don’t visit the Forbidden city in heels.
- You can also contact on 010-85007421.
Forbidden City Ticket Prices
- RMB 40-60.
How To reach Forbidden City by Public Transport
- Qianmen Station
Restaurants Near Forbidden City
- Miss Zhao’s Bistro : Steak & Raw Papaya Salad
- Xianlaoman Restaurant : Dumplings
- Golden Elephant : Asian Cuisine
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Things to Know Before Visiting Forbidden City
95% of people who visit Beijing include Forbidden City in their plan
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78.29% of people start their Forbidden City visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Forbidden City
92.31% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Forbidden City
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Forbidden City, Beijing Reviews
It is a nice place for sightseeing and definitely a must do in Beijing. But beyond the historic importance of this place it was quite boring. There’s not much to do besides walking and taking photos. In my opinion the Summer Palace and the Great Wall are better. Foreign visitors have to register their passports to the right after the first entrance to gain entrance to the inner museum.
It looks grand and majestic as you were finding out about it beforehand. Many people wants to go there but when u get there. Some may not like it. For me it was quite boring. My low expectations was met when I went there. Not much to do at there. Can't really appreciate it but the place to very nice over there. Very rich heritage all around. Great significance to china. Quite fun over there for me too. I went with a tour group by the way.
Access is challenging but well worth the effort! The forbidden city is fantastic but getting there was confusing. We had to show passports to enter Tiananmen Square first (access is free, just follow the crowds through security scans). Following the crowds in the square we ended up entering the mausoleum, which didn't really interest us. Finally found the entrance to the Forbidden city, there are signs to buy tickets online but there is also an office to buy with cash (again you need your passport for this). The Palace Museum is amazing, very long walks along stunning buildings and the imperial gardens at the end (north) are truly wonderful.
The Forbidden City itself is huge and can be a slow burn due to the mass of people. It is definitely worth seeing once, but I would suggest it is a one time thing. I suppose without crowds it would be better. I heard from the locals that it is MUCH quieter during the winter and so I'd suggest timing your trip accordingly if possible. Whilst there, I witnessed at least three occasions where mother's would drop the trousers of their children and let them defecate on the floor of the Forbidden City. My advice would be watch where you step.
It is a fascinating place, the history is rich. Employees appear not to speak other than Chinese so you have to have patience. It is worth visiting. There is a subway train that is very close to the museum. Using public transportation for getting there is very efficient.
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