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The Forbidden City is located in the middle of Beijing, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost five centuries, it served as the home of the Emperor and his household, as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government.

To discover the mystery and beauty of Forbidden Palace, at 08:30 AM everyday starting on Aug. 9

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The Palace Museum is housed in the former palace of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Popularly called The Forbidden City, the museum covers an area of 720,000 square meters. The collections comprise nearly a million art treasures spanning five thousand years of Chinese history with a rich concentration of art and artifacts from the Qing imperial court.


Open daily all year.
Apr 1st—Oct 31 8:30—17:00
Ticket: 60RMB
Last Entry at 16:10
Tickets sold until 16:00
Nov 1st—Mar 31 8:30—16:30
Ticket: 60RMB
Last Entry at 15:40
Tickets sold until 15:30

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Part III - Governing the Country by Rites
Part VII - Paintings and Calligraphic Works
Part VIII - Jade Objects in the Forbidden City