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- 98%History Buffs
- 67%Local Culture
- 61%Art & Design Lovers
- 58%Adventure Travelers
- 53%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 52%Green Travelers
- 52%Family Travelers
Member Reviews (122)
- Forbidden CitySep 08, 2012
I enjoyed it very much. Peeping into the halls, I could imagine how it was like before as the home of emperors and their households for almost 500 years. It served as the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty.
- Forbidden CityMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jul 15, 2012
A sprawling complex with not a lot to see. Most of the treasures were looted and you have to pay extra to see the few treasures they do have on display. Still, it's pretty neat to see where the Emperors of China used to sit and live.
- Forbidden CityJul 09, 2012
Forbidden city.. Is one BIG place.. Chances are you will not check out every nook and cranny of the forbidden city.
As such, you will hit the big courtyard, the king's dormitory and generally the bigger rooms.
Ask your tour guide to show you the important aspects of the city or you can rest assured that you will spend a whole day entrenched within this city (and waste valuable opportunity outside of the forbidden city)
- Forbidden CityMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3Jul 05, 2012
Massive palace complex used mainly by the last dynasty (Qing Dynasty) emperors, the Forbidden City is also known as the Palace Museum. Unfortunately due to raids (some say smuggle, some say plight to preserve) at the end of the age of the emperors, most of the treasures that were inside is located in the OTHER Palace Museum in Taipei.
Fortunately, the beautiful marbles and imposing structures still remains and steps are taken to preserve what is left from all the damages over many many turmoil years and tourists visits.
- Forbidden CityMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3Jul 05, 2012
I love, love, love this place. I spent the whole day exploring the palaces, which were built in the 1300's. You can purchase audio guides that explain everything. So magical. Not to be missed on a visit to Beijing.
- Forbidden CityJul 05, 2012
This place has real history and is rather impressive to look at and take pictures. Make sure you get a good tour guide that will be able to convey all the stories about what happened within this city. Although it’s a high tourist attraction it’s for sure a great learning experience.
- Forbidden CityJul 05, 2012
This place is amazing and really a must see if you are in Beijing. The size and the facts you will learn along the way will blow you away. The grounds are a little repetitive and you may get a little bored by the end like I do when I golf (which is not often) on the back 9. You need to go see this, but depending on your length of stay in town you may want to do the abbreviated tour.