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This is the largest building in the Forbidden City. You used to be able to go inside but due to the huge crowd they roped it off so you could only view it from the outside. Now they roped it off even further down to...More
the buildling is amazing, its remarkable to me that it is so well preserved. the entire palace museum is that way, it is mind blowing how large it is. Tip would be to bring your own water and snacks when out for the day, but...More
There are so many things to see in the palace museum and this is just another fabulous place to see. I now know where the lighting poles are on the buildings in the palace museum which is quite ingenious. Anyhow there are lots more photo...More
This towering Hall of Great Harmony featured a stone sculpture that was one piece and extended the full length of the stairs. It was brought to the site via a canal connected to the moat around the palace.
I'm not sure about closure of Forbidden City. Probably during major holidays like Chinese New Year. As for Tiananmen Square, it's like an open park so you can visit anytime. However, the surrounding attractions like Mao's... More
I'm not sure about closure of Forbidden City. Probably during major holidays like Chinese New Year. As for Tiananmen Square, it's like an open park so you can visit anytime. However, the surrounding attractions like Mao's resting place are closed during certain time of the week. You can check their website for any updates