Timings : April - October: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM,
November - March: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM,
Last entry 1 hour prior to closing,
Closed on Monday during September - June
Entry Fee : November - March: CNY 40,
April - October: CNY 60,
Clock Exhibition Hall: CNY 10,
Hall of Jewellery: CNY 10,
Audio tour: CNY 40
The Forbidden City is a 180 acre large complex which served as the palace of the emperor of China for 500 years between 1420 to 1912.
Glorifying the ancient Chinese palatial architecture, this sprawling complex contains within it 980 buildings. It is recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is named so because it was forbidden to enter the complex without the permission of the emperor. Today, the Forbidden City is the location of the Palace Museum. It's divided into two parts, the Outer Court in the south where the emperor exercised his authority over his subjects, and the Inner Court in the north which was his residence. The entire complex is full of stunning architecture and buildings and is one of China's top attractions. The collections of the Palace Museum are unbelievably extensive, with more than a million artefacts of bronze wear, ceramics, paintings, jade and time wear. You will start your tour at the Meridian Gate and exit out of either the Gate of Divine Prowess or the East Prosperity Gate.
CNY 780 onwards
CNY 2,466 onwards
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