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BeiJIng Imperial Palace

Established in 1925, the Palace Museum was installed in the imperial palace of two consecutive dynasties – the Ming (1368-1644) and the Qing (1644-1911). It is one of the most prestigious museums in China and the world at large.

From Ancient Beijing city’s planing and design, to completion of forbidden city,the function of gate; hall;palace;architecture feature;symbol;historical event;Anecdotes; together with history of ming and qing dynasty, will open you big window of new world.

other than architecture, you can understand every Chinese name’s potential meanings, every palace’s significance, which are emperor’s masterwork;the time of palace open or close,the behind story of treasure(check the video)…….

As culture treasure, it take time to visit instead of rapid tour.

• Chinese Name:北京故宫 紫禁城
• Chinese ADD:北京市东城区景山前街4号
• Chinese OPENING TIME:4.1-10.31:08:20-17:00(16:00停止售票);11.1-3.31:08:30-16:30(15:30停止售票;每周一闭馆)Attention !
• TICKETS:60 cny/High Season(April 1st – October 31st) 40cny/(November 1st – March 31st:)
• 建筑面积Architecture Area:约15万平方米km^2
• 占地面积Ocuppy Area:约72万平方米km^2
• Time of Project implement:1421年(明永乐十九年)
• Official Website:http://en.dpm.org.cn/
• Online Tickets Booking Official Website:http://gugong.228.com.cn

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty—the years 1420 to 1912. It is in the center of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. It served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government for almost 500 years.

Constructed from 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 72 ha (over 180 acres). The palace complex exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture, and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.

Since 1925 the Forbidden City has been under the charge of the Palace Museum, whose extensive collection of artwork and artifacts were built upon the imperial collections of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Part of the museum’s former collection is now in the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Both museums descend from the same institution but were split after the Chinese Civil War. With over 14.6 million visitors in 2015, the Palace Museum is the most visited art museum in the world….more info


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BeiJIng the Imperial Palace Travel Guide

By Taxi
from downdown to Imperial Palace, expense is about 50-100 rmb
practical chinese for taxi driver
请载我们到故宫的午门(入口处)
By Bus
1. 公交 1、20、82、120、126、203、728路等至天安门东站下;
2. 1、10、22、37、52、205、802、728路等至天安门西站下;

By Metro
transfer to line 1, get off at 天安门东
beijing metro map

Tips:
1.每张门票为人民币60元(不包括珍宝馆、钟表馆),珍宝馆门票每张门票为人民币10元,钟表馆门票每张门票为人民币10元。
2.开始售票、开放进馆时间为8:30,除法定节假日和暑期(每年7月1日至8月31日)外,故宫博物院全年实行周一全天闭馆的措施。
3.从天安门经端门,或从东华门或西华门沿东、西筒子河路前行均可到达午门。进入故宫只能从午门(南门)进,神武门(北门)是进不去的。
4.故宫每天只发放8万张票,所以一定要提早出发,最好提前预定票。
5.一定要携带身份证,因为是刷身份证进去的。6.重点浏览中轴线上的宫殿,很多宫殿只许在门外看。

1. 存包
如果行李太重,可选择存包。存包行李可在午门(南门)至神武门(北门)之间免费运送。也可选择接受安全检查后随身携带。
存包处工作时间为8:30-18:00,位置:午门与神武门外东侧。
注意:存包只给存行李箱,像是大的双肩背都不给存。
2. 餐饮
北京故宫博物院内没有什么特色美食,只有一些快餐店,建议自带干粮或游览完之后在外面找饭馆吃饭。
3. 讲解服务
1. 语音导游租赁
押金:每台100 元。
租金:汉语版、粤语版每台20元。其他语种每台40元。参观完毕,请在出院前将语音讲解器交至讲解服务处。
服务处位置:午门与神武门内。
2. 讲解员讲解服务
5人以下:全程250元,5人以上每增加1人加50元。讲解都是明码标价,不用担心多花哦。
服务站位置:午门、神武门
3. 志愿者免费讲解
只在珍宝馆、钟表馆等展馆内提供汉语、英语讲解。
4. 注意事项
1. 故宫展厅内拍照不能使用闪光灯和三脚架,为避免火灾,故宫博物院内禁止吸烟。
2. 广播室
寻人、失物招领、参观注意事项、封门闭馆时间通知、景点区域介绍。 汉语、英语皆可。
位置:景运门西南
电话:010-85007424
3. 观众咨询中心
咨询电话:010-85007422(箭亭)、85007421(太和门)
位置:太和门、箭亭。
4. 派出所
电话:010-85007494、85007495、010-65131882

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