When you make the booking, you need to notify us your exact visiting date, all your companions' names and passport numbers.
After the booking is confirmed, you can visit the Forbidden City with your passport. Skip the line and just show your passport to staff at the entrance.
Open from Tuesdays to Sundays, Closed on Mondays (except for national holidays)
Peak season runs from Apr 1st to Oct 31st, 8:30 - 17:00 (no admission past 16:10)
Non-peak season runs from Nov 1st to Mar 31st, 8:30 - 16:30 (no admission past 15:40)
Morning entry during 8:30-12:00
Afternoon entry during 12:00-16:10(Apr. 1st- Oct. 31st);12:00-15:40(Nov. 1st- Mar. 31st)
You can take a taxi or Subway Line 1(Get off at Tian'anmen Square) to get to the Forbidden City.
If you would like a transfer service to be picked up from your hotel, we recommend you to book 1 Day In-depth Beijing Forbidden City Discovery Tour or 1 Day tour to Forbidden city, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace.
If you would like a tour guide service, please check Half Day Forbidden City Group Tour. Get together at the Tian'anmen Square with other tourists and then the tour guide will accompany you to vivist the Forbidden City.
In the central heart of Beijing, the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace) remained the residence of the emperors for nearly five hundred years, from the 15th century to the early 20th century, and was the actual and symbolic seat of imperial power. Popularly known as the Forbidden City, it was built in the Ming Dynasty between the 4th and the 18th years of the Yongle period (1406 – 1420 AD). Many of the buildings of the Palace have been repaired and rebuilt, but their basic style and layout remain in their original state.
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