Forbidden City

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  • Address: No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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  • 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, Museums, History Museums, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

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.

  • 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.

  • RMB 40-60.

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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 - 03:30 pm
  • Forbidden City Price: 40 CNY
  • Best time to visit Forbidden City(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • 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
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  • I truly enjoyed visiting the Forbidden City during my travels to Beijing! China has such a rich history and you can truly step right into the culture by visiting this historic site. It is massive so you can literally spend a good part of your day in there and still not see everything. Be aware that tickets sell out extremely fast so be sure to arrive very early to secure your entrance. Our tour guide told us that 80,000 people visit the Forbidden City daily! I highly recommend this tourist site for your Beijing travels!

  • Amazing place! Don't pay for the audio tour, it is really crappy. Pay a guide better! Start with Tiananmen park first, or it is really far once you finish the Forbidden City to come back, as entrance is closed for exiting. There are plenty of restaurant on your way out. It will take you around two hours for a quick tour. Enjoy this wonder!

  • Spectacular, one of my favourite landmarks in the world. Come early when they open to avoid the crowds (less crowded cause there will be millions of people all day round) and enjoy at least half day here. The place is massive so make sure you bring comfortable shoes and just walk! Top the visit with the park North of the Forbidden City and you will be able to see all from the top. Enjoy!

  • The Palace Museum and Forbidden City is a massive tourist location with thousands of visitors that come to these spots every day. The Forbidden City is in very good condition and you can tell its been very well maintained over the years. My only warning is to be prepared for the swarms of people. We didn't notice it as much as first, but about halfway through our time of visiting the forbidden city, the police/military officials started closing off about two thirds of the museum forcing all of the tourist to go through only small parts of the City. We felt like we weren't able to see most of the city because daily closure. But we enjoyed the parts of the city that we were able to see.

  • When you visit Beijing the first time. This is not a place you want to miss. Tuns of stories. Splendid building, great heritage. Must go place. The English auto guide needs to be improved. Needs More stories and more accuracy of location.

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