Forbidden City in Summer

 

Are you preparing for your Beijing tours? Forbidden City, or also called Palace Museum,  should be on the top of your visiting list. The Forbidden City was the site of the former Chinese imperial palace for the last two dynasties – Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644 ) and Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911).
 
The palace was first built between 1406 and 1420 and it was composed of 999 rooms with an area of 720,000 m2. It is located in the heart of Beijing, north of Tiananmen Square and south of Jingshan Hill and Beihai Park
 
Opening Hours ( Closed on Monday )
April 1st – October 31 ( 8:30 – 17:00 )
Last Entry at 16:10
Tickets sold until 16:00
Entrance Ticket: RMB 60
November 1st – March 31 (8:30 – 16:30)
Last Entry at 15:40
Tickets sold until 15:30
Entrance Ticket: RMB 40
 
How to get there
By Bus
For the nothern gate (Shenwu men), take bus No. 101, 103, 109, 111, 124, 810, 685, 814, 846,
For the southern gate ( Wu men), take bus No.1, 10, 120, 126, 2, 20, 37, 4, 52, 59, 728, 802, Te 1, to “Tianan Men East”.
Or take bus No. 1, 10, 22, 37, 4, 5, 52, 728, 802, or Te1, to “Tianan men West”  
  
By Subway
Take Line 1 to Tian’an men East or “Tiananmen West”
 
 
Queue up to purchase the entrance tickets at the south gate 

Queue up to purchase the entrance tickets at the south gate

 
Line up and enter the Forbidden City by the south gate 

Line up and enter the Forbidden City by the south gate

Following the tourist map of the Forbidden City 

Following the tourist map of the Forbidden City

 
Posed by the Lion 

Posed by the Lion

 
People Mountain and People Sea 

People Mountain and People Sea

 
The Super Harmonious Palace
 

The Super Harmonious Palace

 
The mysterious animals 

The mysterious animals

 
Visit the Forbidden City following a tourist book

Visit the Forbidden City following a tourist book

 
Marble Railings and Golden Eaves

Marble Railings and Golden Eaves

 
Carved Dragon Passage 

Carved Dragon Passage

Turtle 

Turtle

See the Pavilion on the top of Jingshan Hill viewed at the north gate of the Forbidden City

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