The Palace Museum,BeiJing

The Palace Museum

  • Chinese Name:北京故宫 紫禁城
  • Chinese ADD:北京市东城区景山前街4号
  • OPENING TIME:April 1st-October 31st: 08:20-17:00 (Stop ticket sales at 16:00, latest entry 16:10); November-March 31: 08:30-16:30
  • TICKETS:60 cny/High Season(April 1st – October 31st) 40cny/(November 1st – March 31st:)
  • Architecture Area:About 150,000 square meters
  • Ocuppy Area:Approximately 720,000 square meters
  • Time of Project implement:1421 (19th year of Ming Yongle)
  • Official Website: https://en.dpm.org.cn/
  • Tel: (+86) 010-85007057
  • Email: gugong@dpm.org.cn
  • Online Tickets Booking Official Website: https://gugong.ktmtech.cn/
  • Virtual Tour: https://v.visitbeijing.com.cn/pano/3_1/index.html
  • Virtual Tour:https://pano.dpm.org.cn/gugong_app_pc_en/index.html
  • Attention:Closed every Monday
The Palace Museum,BeiJing

The Palace Museum

The Forbidden City in Beijing is the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in China, formerly known as the Forbidden City, located in the center of Beijing’s central axis. The Forbidden City in Beijing is centered on three halls, covering an area of about 720,000 square meters, with a construction area of about 150,000 square meters, more than 70 large and small palaces, and more than 9,000 houses.

The Forbidden City in Beijing is one of the largest and best-preserved ancient wooden structures in the world, Construction of the Forbidden City in Beijing began in the fourth year of Yongle (1406) when the Emperor Chengzu of the Ming Dynasty was established. It was built based on the Nanjing Forbidden City and was completed in the eighteenth year of Yongle (1420).

The Forbidden City in Beijing is 961 meters long from north to south and 753 meters wide from east to west. It is surrounded by a 10-meter high city wall and a 52-meter wide moat outside the city. The Forbidden City has four gates, the Wu Gate to the south, the Shenwu Gate to the north, Donghua Gate to the east, and Xihua Gate to the west

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The Palace Museum Travel Guide

The Forbidden City needs to be visited from south to north, Wu Gate is the only entrance, and the exit is Donghua Gate and Shenwu Gate

  • Attention:Closed every Monday
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  • Each ticket is RMB 60 (excluding the Treasure Hall and Watch House珍宝馆、钟表馆), the ticket for the Treasure Hall is RMB 10 per ticket, and the ticket for the Watch Museum is RMB 10 per ticket.
  • The ticket sales and opening hours are 8:30. Except for statutory holidays and summer holidays (July 1 to August 31 of each year), the Palace Museum implements the measures of closing all day on Monday.
  • From the Tiananmen Gate, or from Donghuamen or Xihuamen along the east and west side of the river, you can reach the gate. Entering the Forbidden City can only enter from the Wumen (South Gate)午门, and Shenwumen (North Gate)神武门 can’t get in.
  • The Forbidden City only issues 80,000 tickets a day, so be sure to leave early, preferably in advance.
  • Must bring an ID card or passport, because it need swiping ID card or check the verification of passport. without it,you can not go into.
  • Focus on the palace on the central axis, many palaces can only be seen outside the door.
  • Regarding the distribution of the restrooms, the security check at the Wumen Gate 午门 is completed. There are toilets on both sides of the front and the front of the Taihe Gate太和门. (There are not many people on weekdays.) There are also toilets at the entrance to the Sixth and Sixth Palaces. There are treasure shops and watchhouses on the East Road. There is also a lounge area in the restaurant and washroom, and there is also a washroom in the Imperial Garden..
  • the best position for panorama of palace museum is jingshan park,after your exit from shenwu gate, you will see
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How To Get To Beijing The Palace Museum

By Taxi

from downdown to Imperial Palace, expense is about 50-100 rmb

Practical Chinese:for taxi driver pls take us to BeiJing The Palace Museum 请载我们到故宫的午门(入口处)

By Subway

transfer to line 1, get off at 天安门东

BeiJing metro map