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The Forbidden City (also known as the Palace Museum) is a huge palace complex in the center of Beijing. With over 900 buildings spread over 180 acres (72 hectares) and home to collections of artwork from the Ming and Qing dynasties, the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most-visited attractions in Beijing. With so much to explore, it’s recommended that you take a guided tour in order not to miss anything!
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Forbidden City Ticket
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Explore one of the most impressive historical sites in Beijing and discover the secrets that have been hidden for centuries.
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GPS Audio Guide for Forbidden City,Summer Palace,Temple of Heaven and Great Wall 
The GPS Audio Guide is suitable for all travelers who would like to learn about the history and the stories of the historic sites with a click on the phone.The Audio Guide Includes the most popular 4 attractions in Beijing.
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Guided Tours

Beijing Great Wall & Forbidden City Full-Day Group Tour
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Visit some of the top attractions of Beijing and the surrounding area on this guided group tour. You’ll have the opportunity to walk along the Great Wall, marvel at the Royal Palace and other sites in the Forbidden City and stop to see Tiananmen Square.
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Tiananmen, Forbidden City & Mutianyu Great Wall with Lunch
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Explore the former home of 24 Chinese emperors in the palace complex of Beijing's Forbidden City. Be stunned by the scale of Tiananmen Square. Then, drive by coach to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, visit a jade factory and more.
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Highlight Tour: Tiananmen, Forbidden City & Great Wall
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Visit 3 of the most significant attractions of the Beijing area on a full-day tour. See the Tiananmen Square, explore the Forbidden City, and take a hike along the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Learn about the Ming and Qing emperors, and much more.
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Tiananmen, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace
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Explore the history of China on a 7-hour coach tour of some of Beijing’s most iconic sites, including Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace. Learn more than 500 years of imperial history and more.
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Forbidden city,Tiananmen Square and Mutianyu Wall private tour 
Vehicle: 5 sests Mid-Size Car and 7 seats Van (VW Passat/Toyota Camry,Honda Accord ,Toyota Van and Buick Van) Driver: English-speaking driver,Pickup/Dropoff at your hotel.
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All Inclusive Beijing One Day Forbidden City and Summer Palace Private Tour 
This is Beijing one day private tour,6-8 hours tour, you will visit Top attractions in Beijing:Tiananmen Square  which is the biggest City square in the world,you will skip the long line to the Square cause the guide has green passage to go in .and then walk through golden water bridge to Forbidden City ,cause they are connected, 24 emperors used to live there and conducted state affairs. see Chinese traditional structure,know the history of Ming and Qing dynasty,the film -Last Emperor was made inside.about 2 hours visiting.And then Lunch ,guide will take you to restaurant to relax and enjoy Chinese food.and then visit Summer Palace,the biggest palace for Summer holiday.trees flowers,garden,pavillions you will see.about 90 mins visitingif time is allowed ,you will passby Bird's nest&water cube.and then back to hotel.hotel picking up and dropping off included.
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General Information

Opening Hours:

The Forbidden City is open from Tuesday to Sunday all year round, and on Mondays which are national holidays. From April to October the opening hours are 8.30 am to 5 pm, with the last ticket sold at 4 pm and final entry to the site at 4.10 pm. From November to March the site is open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, with the final ticket sold at 3.30 pm and final entry at 3.40 pm.


Forbidden City
4 Jingshan Front St
Dongcheng Qu
Beijing Shi
China, 100006


From April to October tickets cost 60 yuan, from November to March they cost 40 yuan. A 50% discount is available for visitors over the age of 60, and tickets for school children and undergraduate students cost 20 yuan. Admission is free for children under 1.2 meters in height. The Treasure Gallery and Hall of Clocks have separate entry fees of 10 yuan.

How to get there:

The Forbidden City is accessible via metro line 1 to either Tiananmen West or Tiananmen East stations, and via metro line 2 to Qianmen station. Buses also serve stops at Tiananmen East, or Tian’an men dong, (1, 10, 120, 126, 2, 20, 37, 4, 52, 59, 728, 802, or Te1) and Tiananmen West or Tiananmen x (1, 10, 22, 37, 4, 5, 52, 728, 802, or Te1). Please note that visitors must enter the site from the south and exit to the north.
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