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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much history ... such a beautiful place. Although it was a bit crowded, there was still plenty of space and room to walk and explore.

Thank kruzinom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Betty C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Must see. But go early very crowded all the time, but early morning better to visit. Be prepared for a lot of walking

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Reviewed 12 October 2018

The hall of supreme harmony is one of the largest wooden structures in China. I found it to be the most striking building inside the forbidden city.

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 10 October 2018

You can’t enter but the real beauty of the place is the exterior which has been repainted for the Olympics. Seen on the walking tour through the Forbidden City.

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Welcomed the chance to see this amazing place again .Fewer people would have really made for a better atmosphere but understand this is getting a more and more popular destination .

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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Hall of great fame is masive structure in tiamen square. Way good to get your picture clicked. Massive

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Reviewed 4 October 2018

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

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

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

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 29 September 2018

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.

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7 March 2018|
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Response from jo-schops | Reviewed this property |
On their website they say it will be closed in 2018 from 2 march up to 21 march for an upgrade. Normal opening hours you can find there to and you can preorder tickets.
6 August 2015|
Response from Shey816 | Reviewed this property |
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