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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
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 years. Today, the magnificent complex houses the Palace Museum, the top destination to find the best artistic treasure of imperial China. Founded in 1925, the palace contains 1,052,653 pieces of exhibits including the 528-centimeter-long masterpiece painting Along the River During the Qingming Festival as well as the emperor's stamp made with sandalwood. All items are displayed in various imperial halls, from the Empress's bed chamber to the Emperor's office.
- Daily 8:30am-4pm
- Hours May Vary Seasonally
- 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."