Forbidden City

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  • Address: No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: 010-85007422
  • Ticket Price: 40 CNY
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Museums, History Museums, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
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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 Travel Tips

  • 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.

Entrance Ticket Details For Forbidden City

  • RMB 40-60.

How to Reach Forbidden City

  • Qianmen Station

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  • Xianlaoman Restaurant : Dumplings
  • Golden Elephant : Asian Cuisine

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  • Forbidden City Address: No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
  • Forbidden City Contact Number: 010-85007422
  • Forbidden City Timing: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm
  • Forbidden City Price: 40 CNY
  • Time required to visit Forbidden City: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Beijing include Forbidden City in their plan

  • 85.27% of people start their Forbidden City visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Forbidden City

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

92.36% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Forbidden City

People normally club together Hutong Pedicab Tour and Tiananmen Square while planning their visit to Forbidden City.

People also prefer to start their day with Forbidden City.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Forbidden City Reviews & Ratings

  • Its a nice place- lots of walking. The famous corridor and the large lake. All very beautiful. Loved the marble boat... We went with a tour guide so things were easy...

  • Well kept. Would recommend booking your tickets earlier as they only let in 80 000 people per day. But, that may sound like a lot, which it is, but the locals made up the car majority of the visitors to the palace and all the near by venues. Book early.

  • This place is huge but many rooms have been restricted and you are now basically allow to enter just the middle area. The buildings are pretty similar one to each other and most of them are empty. You can see how the place is degrading over time as well and it is always very crowded so it's hard to get good pictures in this place.

  • Great place, it will probably take someone to visit it at least 4 hours, although you could spend north of 8 hrs easily. Amazing stuff to see everywhere and the place is huge. Expect very big crowds though.

  • this is a place you have to go to understand how the emperors lived.. it would be more useful if you have some knowledge of the history beforehand and you would be able to appreciate more the buildings and the feelings of those who lived there so many years ago.. just a tad disappointed as most of the articles had been looted and were actually in other parts of the world.. if you are looking for exhibits, there are hardly any.. overall a must see in Beijing..

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  • What can I expect to pay for a personal English speaking guide in the Forbidden City?

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    • I am not sure how much an English-speaking tour guide costs for the Forbidden City. But, you can check out these Forbidden City tours to see if they match your requirements. 

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