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the Forbidden City in Beijing

the Forbidden City
4, Jingshan Street
+86 10 8500 7428
The Forbidden City in Beijing
The Forbidden City in Beijing.

The information contained here are subject to change. Chinese History Digest is not responsible or liable if any changes should occur.

Opening Hours Public Transportation Admission Fee
8.30 am - 4.30 pm (November 1 - March 31)
8.30 am - 5 pm (April 1 - October 31)
8 am - 5 pm (July 1 - August 31)
closed on Mondays
Subway Line 1:get off at Tiananmen West or Tiananmen East Station
Subway Line 2:get off at Qianmen Station
bus 101,103,109,124,202,685 or 814 and get off at Gugong Station
bus 1,2,5,10,20,52,120 or 802 and get off at Tiananmen East or West Station
bus 9,17,44,48,59,66,803,808,特4,特7 or Tuanjiehu Special Line and get off at Qianmen, Qianmen West or Qianmen East Station and walk north
40 Yuan (November 1 - March 31)
60 Yuan (April 1 - October 31)
10 Yuan for the Treasure Gallery and another 10 Yuan for the Clock and Watch Gallery
tickets only available up to 1 hour before closing time!

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nearest airport/train station
the Beijing Capital International Airport is the nearest airport and Beijing has several railway stations from which all parts of the country can be reached

convenient Hotel(s)
the Raffles Beijing Hotel is on Tiananmen Square and therefore the most conveniently located hotel to visit the nearby sights or search for other hotels in Beijing

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weblinks to pages with further information:

Wikipedia entry about the Forbidden City
official Website of the Palace Museum
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YouTube video recommendations

documentary about the Forbidden City

National Geographic video about the Forbidden City

The Emperor's Secret Garden inside the Forbidden City

documentary - Forbidden City - The Great Within

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