Situated in the heart of capital Beijing, Forbidden City was the imperial palace and government offices from 1420 to the end of empire governing. The 24 emperors ruled in this duration spent most of their time here, and as the name provides, the access to the area near Forbidden City was strictly banned, only royal families and ranked officials could access some of the halls in Forbidden City providing granted permissions. The word “Forbidden” as provided in its name further emphasize the dignity of the emperor.
Beijing Gugong Museum, The Imperial Palace
Opening Hours and Tickets of Forbidden City, National Palace Museum
|All Area||Apr - Oct||Adult||60|
|All Area||Nov - Mar||Adult||40|
|Treasure Gallery (Zhenbao guan) 珍宝馆||Year Round||Adult||10|
|Hall of Clocks (Zhongbiao guan) 钟表馆||Year Round||Adult||10|
Directions of Getting There
Air – PEK
Route 1, 2, 52, 59, 82, 99, 120, 126; Get off at Tiananmen East Stop, Walk towards Tiananmen Wumen(午门) for 1 km
Route 1, 5, 52, 99; Get off at Tiananmen West Stop, Walk towards Tiananmen Wumen(午门) for 1 km
Ticket counter is at Wumen(午门), or you could order online tickets beforehand.