Forbidden CityCurrently Open [Closes at 03:30 pm]
- 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
08 AM - 09 AM
85.27% of people start their Forbidden City visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Forbidden City
92.36% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Forbidden City
Forbidden City Trips
Forbidden City, Beijing Reviews
The Palace Museum or "Forbidden City" is an absolutely massive complex (the maps do not do it justice) of stunningly detailed historic Chinese architecture built for royalty. It mainly consists of a number of massive courtyards, with similar huge buildings along the central axis, and a series of smaller courtyards to ether side each with a slightly different feel and architectural style. It is a one way tour, as you can ONLY access the complex through the southern gates and exit through the northern gates, but once in you can explore at will (although much easier to move with the huge crowds than against them). You don't need to book this as a trip through a tour guide, as it's perfectly easy to do yourselves, but please remember to bring your passport as a foreigner or you WON'T GET IN!!
Very popular and full of tourists, but don’t miss this attraction because of that. It’s popular for a reason. Historic grounds, sprawling courtyards and grand vistas of ancients buildings and cultures. Even with the crowds, you can sense it’s cultural impact on this ancient land. It is full of separate museums that are worth viewing, and you can spend as long as you want in each of them. There are guided tours, we opted to go without, and still were overwhelmed with sights and information. We spent about 4 hours here, but could have easily spent more time (or less, if you’re in a rush and don’t have half a day).
The palace complex is huge and it will easily blow your mind away with its size, especially when you try to imagine what life must have been like at that time. There are so many different halls to visit and it'll involve a lot of walking so keep that in mind and wear comfortable shoes and carry a bottle of water. Make sure you don't miss the treasures hall or the clock halls as well, both are amazing. It will take some time and you probably won't see everything, but I suggest you set aside half a day for this visit. And make sure you have your passport on you, you'll be asked to present it several times during the visit.
This palace is impressive and should not be missed when visiting Beijing. It is composed of a series of courtyards around which are located the main buildings. The central ones, the more imposing, were used by the emperors for ceremonial functions while the ones located on the far sides is where they used to live with their court and concubines. You can buy the tickets on line but be aware that you will need your passport to enter: security checks are very strict. You can also buy the tickets there but, in this case, it is better if you go very early in the morning or you could be at risk of not getting them
Horrible visitor service. I ordered my tickets of The Forbidden City by my passport online at their official website. The official website claims I need to pick up my tickets at a ticket booth near the main entrance at the time I planned to visit. I waited in a line more than 40 minutes in a pouring rain to pick up my tickets at a window of a ticket booth. When it was my turn to pick up my tickets, the person in the booth told me, I didn’t need to pick up my tickets, all I need to do was just showing my passport at the main entrance!!! Horrible place! Also the place is over crowded. I didn’t enjoy my vacation during in Beijing.