"Crowds at the Forbidden City" Forbidden City - The Palace Museum Tip by kentishgirl

We visited Beijing on a public holiday, so the city was busier than usual. The Forbidden city was one of our highlights and I can't help thinking that if we had been wiser and planned our visit for another day we would have enjoyed it much more.

Be prepared for hoards of people, who just like you are visiting this amazing complex. Some of the buildings were under construction, that did not take away the magic of the place.

The history here is immense and the architecture is gorgeous.

It's a must see in Beijing, but as it's everyones must see you may well be crammed in like we were!

Address: North of Tiananmen Square
Directions: In the Center of Beijing
Phone: 010-85007422, 85007421
Website: http://www.dpm.org.cn/

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  • Updated Jul 2, 2008
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