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Forbidden City故宫

136,317 Reviews
MuseumHistorical SitePalace
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Closed Closed on Mon;Open from 04/01-10/31,Tue-Sun,8:30am-5:00pm;Open from 11/1-3/31,Tue-Sun,8:30am-4:30pm;Open from 8:30am-5:00pm during Labour Day,Ching Ming Festival,Dragon Boat Festival,China's national day,Mid-Autumn Festival
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 0.5-1 day
Address: No. 4, Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Official website: http://www.dpm.org.cn/
Phone: 010-85007938 010-85007421 010-85007058

What people are saying:

China's three Forbidden City are worth a visit. Beijing is the most magnificent. Remember to make an appointment in advance and make a route plan. Otherwise, many will not see it and waste time. In addition, you must listen to the explanation. If you like to see it yourself, you can install an audio guide app "pocket guide". There are many points of explanation, just bring a pair of headphones.

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Trip Moments


Additional Information


A vast majority of tourists who visit Beijing for the first time consider the Forbidden City as a place they must see. The Forbidden City, known as Gugong in Mandarin, once served as the imperial palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is a symbol of ancient China. Although it is no longer China's political centre, you can still feel its former glory once you are within the courtyard and surrounded by the high walls. Its long history has left behind a large amount of precious architecture and cultural relics, making it one of the most important cultural heritage in modern China.
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Available Amenities

󰄢Luggage storage
󰄬Guided tour
󰄦Audio guide rental
󰄧Baby room
󰄫Barrier-free access
󰄥Gift shop
󰄰Convenience store
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