Beijing Forbidden City Entrance Ticket (with Optional Guided Service)


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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

As a UNESCO World Heritage site and the symbol of ancient China, the Forbidden City (officially called the Palace Museum) is considered the largest wooden architectural complex in the world. With a maximum of 80,000 entrance tickets are released every day, a pre-booked admission ticket can ensure you skip the ticketing line at the entrance and have a stress-free visit.
• Tickets can be booked 10 days in advance, and last-minute booking acceptable.
• Present passport to get entrance access. No need to exchange paper ticket.
• Feel the might of China's emperors at a masterpiece of imperial palace architecture in China.
• Optional professional tour guide service. Listen to the interesting stories of eight famous figures in the Forbidden City. (Available: English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian and Japanese)


What's Included

All-pass ticket package includes the Hall of Clocks and the Treasure Gallery.

Main admission ticket to the Forbidden City.

Tour guide service (optional).

What's Not Included

Gratuities to tour guide recommended on good service.

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 90

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Off Season (November 1st - March 31st): 8:30 - 16:30. Last entry: 15:40.
  • Peak Season (April 1st - October 31st): 8:30 - 17:00. Last Entry: 16:10.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • The ticket is only valid on the day you book to travel.
  • Visitors must enter from Wu Men (South Gate), and exit from Shenwu Men (North Gate) or Donghua Men (East Gate).
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Off Season (November 1st - March 31st): 8:30 - 16:30. Last entry: 15:40.
  • Peak Season (April 1st - October 31st): 8:30 - 17:00. Last Entry: 16:10.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • The ticket is only valid on the day you book to travel.
  • Visitors must enter from Wu Men (South Gate), and exit from Shenwu Men (North Gate) or Donghua Men (East Gate).

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Walk through Tian'anmen (adorned with the famous portrait of Mao Zedong), as emperors did, to the highlight of the day, the Forbidden City. Marvel at the splendid architecture, and feel the majesty of the emperor's imperial stronghold. The Forbidden City was home to 24 emperors in the Ming and Qing dynasties from 1420 to 1912. After sufficiently soaking it all in, wander inside the Palace Museum to experience the Forbidden City, and imagine what life was like for emperors centuries ago.

Recommended Itinerary:
2-hour Tour (Plan A)
1. The Meridian Gate (Wu men)
2. Gate of Supreme Harmony (Taihe men)
3. Hall of Supreme Harmony (Taihe dian)
4. "Treasures from the Qing Palace": West corridor rooms to the south of the Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohe dian)
5. Hall of Central Harmony (Zhonghe dian)
6. Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohe dian)
7. Gate of Heavenly Purity (Qianqing men)
8. Palace of Heavenly Purity (Qianqing gong)
9. Hall of Union (Jiaotai dian)
10. Palace of Earthly Tranquility (Kunning gong)
11. Imperial Garden (Yuhua yuan)
12. Gate of Divine Prowess (Shenwu men)

2-hour Tour (Plan B)
1. The Meridian Gate (Wu men)
2. Gate of Supreme Harmony (Taihe men)
3. Hall of Supreme Harmony (Taihe dian)
4. "Treasures from the Qing Palace": Western corridor rooms to the south of the Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohe dian)
5. "Memory of the Old Palace": Eastern corridor rooms to the south of the Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohe dian)
6. Hall of Central Harmony (Zhonghe dian)
7. Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohe dian)
8. Gate of Heavenly Purity (Qianqing men)
9. Palace of Heavenly Purity (Qianqing gong)
10. Hall of Union (Jiaotai dian)
11. Palace of Earthly Tranquility (Kunning gong)
12. Imperial Garden (Yu huayuan)
13. Gate of Divine Prowess (Shenwu men)

Half-day Tour (Plan A):
1. The Meridian Gate (Wu men)
2. "Painting and Calligraphy Gallery": Hall of Martial Valor (Wuying dian)
or "Ceramics Gallery": Hall of Literary Brilliance (Wenhua dian)
3. Gate of Supreme Harmony (Taihe men)
4. Hall of Supreme Harmony (Taihe dian)
5. Hall of Central Harmony (Zhonghe dian)
6. Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohe dian)
7. "Hall of Clocks": Hall for Ancestral Worship (Fengxian dian)
or "Treasure Gallery, Gallery of Qing Imperial Opera": The Palace of Tranquil Longevity Sector (Ningshougong)
8. Palace of Heavenly Purity (Qianqing gong)
9. Hall of Union (Jiaotai dian)
10. Palace of Earthly Tranquility (Kunning gong)
11. Hall of Mental Cultivation (Yangxin dian)
12. Area of Six Western Palaces or Area of Six Eastern Palaces
13. Imperial Garden (Yuhuayuan)
14. Gate of Divine Prowess (Shenwu men)

Half-day Tour (Plan B)
1. The Meridian Gate (Wu men)
2. "Painting and Calligraphy Gallery": Hall of Martial Valor (Wuying dian)
3. Gate of Supreme Harmony (Taihe men)
4. Hall of Supreme Harmony (Taihe dian)
5. Hall of Central Harmony (Zhonghe dian)
6. Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohe dian)
7. Palace of Heavenly Purity (Qianqing Gong)
8. Hall of Union (Jiaotai Dian)
9. Palace of Earthly Tranquility (Kunning Gong)
10. Area of Six Eastern Palaces
11. Hall for Abstinence (Zhai gong)
12. Outer Court of Palace of the Tranquil Longevity Sector (Ningshougong qu): Treasure Gallery and Stone Drum Gallery
13. Inner Court of Palace of the Tranquil Longevity Sector (Ningshougong qu): Treasure Gallery, Opera Gallery, and the Well of Consort Zhen (Zhenfei jing)
14. Gate of Divine Prowess (Shenwu men)

One-day Tour:
1. The Meridian Gate (Wu Men)
2. "Painting and Calligraphy Gallery": Hall of Martial Valor (Wuying Dian)
or "Ceramics Gallery": Hall of Literary Brilliance (Wenhua Dian)
4. Gate of Supreme Harmony (Taihe Men)
5. Hall of Supreme Harmony (Taihe Dian)
6. Hall of Central Harmony (Zhonghe Dian)
7. Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohe Dian)
8. Palace of Heavenly Purity (Qianqing Gong)
9. Hall of Union (Jiaotai Dian)
10. Palace of Earthly Tranquility (Kunning Gong)
11. Hall of Mental Cultivation (Yangxin Dian)
12. Area of Six Western Palaces
13. Imperial Garden (Yuhuayuan)
14. Area of Six Eastern Palaces
15. "Hall of Clocks": Hall for Ancestral Worship (Fengxian Dian)
16. "The Treasure Gallery, Gallery of Qing Imperial Opera": Area of Palace of Tranquil Longevity (Ningshougong)
17. Gate of Divine Prowess (Shenwu Men)

• Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

Forbidden City Guided Tour
richcR3212PY, 01-04-2021
Such an amazing experience! Our guide (Cactus) was so knowledgeable and passionate. She taught us about the culture and provided so much detail. I highly recommend choosing the guided tour if you want to get the most out ofyour trip and elevate your experience
Forbidden city tour
Julien_B, 28-12-2020
Excellent experience and our guide Patrick was speaking fluent French and full of detailed explanations
Best way to discover the Forbiden city
Nice trip to the Forbidden City
376jasonv, 20-01-2020
The process was simple, all you needed was the passport you booked the ticket(s) with. For me this included the entry ticket to the Forbidden City as well as both the Treasure Gallery and the Clock/Watch Gallery.




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