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Consisting of more than 9,000 rooms and spread over 250 acres, this huge palace complex was built in the 15th century and later extensively renovated and restored during the Qing Dynasty in the 18th century.
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Spent several hours with a tour group exploring the complex but given time to explore on our own too. A must when in Beijing but wear comfy shoes as it is enormous. Visited 5 years ago so time to revisit.
We spend there almost half day, too much to see, too much people, and young kids, it was great to book a private tour guide, but if you are in a budget there are some audio gadgets you can rent.
Nice place and it is...More
chose to visit, again, during the Spring festival. Although the streets of Beijing were quiet and devoid of all kinds of traffic, the tourist spots are quite busy! Having easily booked tickets online, it was just as easy entering this 'Forbidden City'.
I still marvel...More
I strongly recommend you book a tour to visit the Forbidden City, in order to get a proper understanding of what you’re seeing. However, when booking your tour check where other reviewers are from...we booked a tour with a 5* tour guide whose English was...More
You'll need to allocate practically the whole day at this place (even if do not spend sufficient time appreciating its rich history or its marvelous architecture), as walking through this museum itself will take a huge toll on your legs due to its massive built-up...More
We traveled to Beijing and thought of visiting this must go attraction during chinese new year. went through the security check and into the gate with lots of excitement, only to realize that No. 1, the Palace is closed on Monday. No 2. you must...More
The complex is huge - be prepared to walk - but well worth it. The audio tour is quite good - without it or a guide you’ll not have the full experience at all. There are many little corners and details to explore, and the...More
Palace Museum Beijing aka The Forbidden City is steeped in the richness of culture. Good visit for all categories of travellers especially for solo ones. Spend a day or two with a guide or without one marvelling at the ancient works.
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It does take a few hours to see the whole place. I was there for about 4 hours but if you whip round and just see the main palaces it might take you an hour or 2. Depends how keen you are as after a while, they all seem to... More
It does take a few hours to see the whole place. I was there for about 4 hours but if you whip round and just see the main palaces it might take you an hour or 2. Depends how keen you are as after a while, they all seem to blend into one. The guides are a very good though and help fill out the time with really interesting info.