Forbidden City, Beijing, China


What can you expect:

The Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, lies in the city center of Beijing, and was once the Chinese imperial palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 – 1911). It was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1987 and is the largest, best-preserved ancient timber-built palace complex in the world.

The city where it was forbidden to ordinary Chinese until the fall of the emperors. Today, however, anyone can step inside to see the nearly countless buildings, pavilions and art galleries with over a million surviving works.

Most visitors spend at least half a day in the colossal Forbidden City. Enter through the gate of Heavenly Peace and pick up a map or digital audio tour at the ticket office. Explore the vast area of ​​nearly 1,000 buildings on your own or hire a trusted guide.

The Forbidden City is easy to reach. It is located in the middle of the city near the Square of Heavenly Peace. Every taxi driver will know, but keep in mind that no taxis are allowed to stop in front of the entrance. The Forbidden City can also be reached by metro.

For more information see the website below.
Forbidden City

Photographer: Magda Ehlers
Photographer: David Yu


Entrance Ticket Price:

April to October: CNY 60
November to March: CNY 40

Treasure Gallery Ticket Price:

Always: CNY 10 

Opening hours:

Monday8:30am – 5pm
Tuesday8:30am – 5pm
Wednesday8:30am – 5pm
Thursday8:30am – 5pm
Friday8:30am – 5pm
Saturday8:30am – 5pm
Sunday8:30am – 5pm
Photographer: Zhang Kaiyv

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