Forbidden City, Beijing

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Forbidden City, Beijing - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China

Phone: 010-85007422

Ticket Price: 40 CNY

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Time Required: 04:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:30 am - 03:30 pm Details

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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.

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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  • This place is enormous. The scale dawns on you when it takes a few solid hours to move around the palace. Unfortunately lots of areas are closed off likely in an effort to preserve the history. An incredible piece of history preserved from the Ming and Qing dynasty.

  • It is a place you will go there again, again and again because the rich history. I really recommend people go there twice or three times when they have chance. For people who complaint about the scam for this place, well, it is a common things around world for tourism. If you can, plan your visit ahead and make some preparations, otherwise, at least find a good local tour guide, he/she will help you a lot and let you enjoy your tour.

  • Don't take a set tour that just walks you through the palace. There are many fascinating rooms and museums off to the sides that the tours skip. You need most of a day to do the Palace correctly. Well worth the time.

  • Huge! Secret service and military everywhere. Make sure to have your passport! The signs are confusing. When you first start heading in to the large plaza, DON'T buy from the first booth on the far left side. We did and still don't know what we paid for because it doesn't get you into the city... That one only cost 15RMB but still, waste of money. The real booth is further in, you'll come to some gates and the booth is on the right. Then you will go through to the main ticket check point. There are lots of signs talking about having to check your bags, but as of October 2017 it's only a suggestion. If you do check bags you'll have to walk all the way back to the start. Overall, after awhile the main halls look similar and it's more interesting to divert down the side lanes to the buildings you can actually go into and see well. It's so crowded that we really couldn't see what was I the main halls anyways.

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  • Nice place to visit but the Chinese ushers scam you into buying a full ticket when you are a student and the previous person who got a ticket was from the same university as you! They have no respect for tourists. There is also not much to see when inside. Most of the good palaces are closed to the public, you can only get a photo of their interior from the outside. However they are quick to disgrace their ancestors by selling ice cream and junk. I guess whatever makes a profit is good business for Chinese

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