• The Forbidden City
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The Forbidden City

Type: Historic Sites, Sightseeing

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Best Attractions & Activities: Occupying roughly 72,3600 square meters in size, the yellow-roofed and red-walled Forbidden City is the largest wooden palace in the world and was home to the last 24 emperors of China in the past 500...  Read More
Tours and Excursions: Even if you are in Beijing for only one day, you should not miss the Forbidden City. So called because it was out of bounds to all but the emperor and his court for 500 years, the imperial places are...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Daily 8:30am-4pm
  • Hours May Vary Seasonally

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • CNY40 - CNY60; Senior CNY20; Student CNY20; Military Free; Child Free

  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Get there early in the morning to avoid the crowds. After viewing the numerous art pieces in the palace, enjoy an atmospheric walk in the nooks and crannies of the imposing complex."
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: As the last imperial palace of China, The Forbidden City is an unmissable architectural marvel and the place to see China's top artistic treasure.

  • Tours and Excursions: "Once home to several emperors, today it can be a crowded mess unless you get there early in the morning."

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