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Beijing Palace Museum Ticket (The Forbidden City)

4.7 ( 4,081 reviews ) 50K+ Booked
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  • Book through Klook and reserve a ticket in advance, no need to worry about the limited 80,000 visitors per day!
  • Step into the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a masterpiece of imperial palace architecture in China
  • Visit the site of ceremonial and political events, and the traditional home of Chinese emperors
  • View over 8,000 rooms in the palace, with true reserves of landscapes, architecture, furnishings, and objects of art
  • Marvel at the carefully preserved collection of over one million cultural relics and learn about Chinese royal history

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Forbidden City Admission ticket (Peak Season) - AM

Forbidden City Admission ticket (Peak Season) - PM

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We visited back in May 2018 which was pre-covid, meaning that the crowds were craaaazy! But when in Beijing, you've gotta visit the Forbidden City! The compound is huge and will take a full day to get through if you want to take your time. The crowd was almost always there but things might be different post-covid. Was enjoyable just walking around. You mostly stand outside the rooms to peer into a little bit of the past either behind barriers or through oil-smeared plastic/glass panels (yes from grubby hands and nose bumps). Would recommend it nonetheless!

29 Apr 2021
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What to expect

The Forbidden City is an awe-inspiring building that has fascinated people from all over the world for centuries, drawing millions of tourists to its doors every year. It has come to the point that they have had to limit visitors to 80,000 per day! This incredible structure is one of the world's only fully-preserved royal residences and dates all the way back to ancient Chinese history in 1420. With your ticket, you will get an advanced reservation to visit the Beijing Palace Museum housed inside the Forbidden City and discover the rich and varied history of this breathtaking palace. A number of exhibitions take place within its halls, presenting a huge array of priceless collections of ancient Chinese artifacts. From the evolution of ceramic artifacts to cultural studies and exhibitions, from foreign artifacts to digital presentations, there are numerous sights to see and learn about within the museum. Travelers looking to learn more about Chinese culture and discover its history more comprehensively shouldn't miss a visit to the palace museum - and allow yourself as much time as possible to explore!

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See one of the world's most captivating royal structures and global landmarks
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Visit the symbolic center of political events and ceremonial moments
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Explore the gorgeously preserved grounds
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Get a glimpse of the 8,708 rooms within the palace
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Learn Chinese history through the countless cultural artifacts within

Things to note

Insider Tips:

  • Daily from 10:00am-1:00pm, the Museum receives the highest number of daily visitors. Plan your schedule and choose an optimal time for entry
  • There are always various exhibitions, before traveling to Beijing Palace Museum, check online and get yourself updated for the current exhibitions
  • Learn more about ancient China on the Palace Museum Tour and Mutianyu Great Wall's beautiful scenery from a cable car



Activity Q&A

Q: What should I do if I cannot find the tour guide?

A: If you are unable to find the tour guide, please contact KLOOK immediately, and we will assist you with further enquiries.

Q: Can I cancel or amend my booking?

A: No cancellations, refunds and changes can be made, and no refunds will be issued for no-shows or late arrivals.

Q: Since the tickets are currently sold out on the website, will any other tickets be released later?

A: Unfortunately, the date of the ticket is provided by the operator, and Klook is unsure of the opening dates available in the near future. If your preferred date is not open, we advise you continue to check on the website as we will be updating it at any time.

Q: Do you sell child ticket or senior ticket for this activity?

A: No. As of now, there is only one type of ticket for this activity.

Q: If the entrance time for this booking is at 08:30, can I stil enter after 08:30?

A: You can enter between 08:30 to 12:30

US$ 9.35
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