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Forbidden City, National Palace Museum

Beijing Gugong Museum, The Imperial Palace

北京故宫博物馆(紫禁城)
Beijing
The Palace Museum, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
北京市故宫博物院午门(南门)
(010)65131892
[Apr-Oct] Tuesday - Sunday (Monday closes) -> 08:30-17:00
[Nov-Mar] Tuesday - Sunday (Monday closes) -> 08:30-16:30
CNY 60
4-8 hours (Suggested)

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.


Opening Hours and Tickets of Forbidden City, National Palace Museum

Entrance fees

AreaSeasonVisitorFee (CNY)
All AreaApr - OctAdult60
All AreaNov - MarAdult40
Treasure Gallery (Zhenbao guan) 珍宝馆Year RoundAdult10
Hall of Clocks (Zhongbiao guan) 钟表馆Year RoundAdult10


Directions of Getting There

Air – PEK

Metro

Tiananmen East or Tiananmen West, Walk towards Tiananmen Wumen(午门) for 1 km

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.

 


Reference Links

Official Link (Chinese)
Official Link (English)

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