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Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

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Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

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Zarza's Travels wrote a review 1 Jan
China121 contributions8 helpful votes
Visites in December and it was incredibly cold, so wear LOADS of layers. Incredible buildings, similar in style but with unique intricate details. The view from the hill above is a must and well worth a climb!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Stephen C wrote a review Dec 2020
965 contributions151 helpful votes
This is a must visit place to see the grandeur of the old Chinese dynasties. The attention to details.of the design and architecture is amazing. It's a pity that we are not allowed to go very close to the exhibits, partly due to the need to preserve the antiques and also as a COVID measure. The grounds are huge so it will take at least half a day to tour. It is best to get a tour guide for this visit in order to better understand the rich history of this place. They also offer audio guides for rental. Both are available at the entrance to the museum.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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David Reed wrote a review Nov 2020
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Just a must see place when visiting Beijing is the Forbidden City. Definitly bigger than I imagine. It is a long way around to see most of the different sections. Just loved it.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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David el'drego wrote a review Sep 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania23 contributions20 helpful votes
The scenery is beautiful but we waited a long time to get our tickets. The second time we went there they said the tickets were sold out. I suggest going here when they aren't busy.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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BettyG wrote a review Sep 2020
74 contributions10 helpful votes
We were planning to spend whole day in the Forbidden city. But when we got there, they told us they don’t have any free tickets, all were sold out. They have limitation of 8000 visitors per day, one would say it is enough... obviously not. They told us we need to go to one website to make a reservation but the web was not working - only some chinese words appeared. Later on one english-speaking lady told us the tickets are sold out for next 14 days.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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