For people who are going to do Forbidden City
tours in Beijing
, TopChinaTravel would like to offer you some tips to have a nice trip in this famous attraction.
General Forbidden City Sightseeing Route: Central Axis Route (See the blue marks)
From A to G are:
A: Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tiananmen)
B: Meridian Gate (Wu Men)
C: Supreme Harmony Gate (Tai He Men)
D: Palace Museum including Hall of Supreme Harmony (Tai He Dian), Hall of Middle Harmony (Zhong He Dian), and Hall of Preserving Harmony (Bao He Dian)
E: Earthly Tranquility Palace (Kun Ning Gong)
F: Imperial Garden
G: Exist Divine Military Genius Gate (Shen Wu Men).
Forbidden City Do’s and Don’ts
► Forbidden City can be one of the China attractions with lot of visitors every day, so keep your tour guide’s pace carefully otherwise you may miss in the crowded people.
► You have to enter Forbidden City from its southern gate (connecting Tian’anmen Square) and exit from its northern gate, which is officially set as a one-way south to north travel route. Generally, the visiting hours in this museum is about 3 hours including Tian’anmen Square.
► Some halls of the Palace Museum allow for photographing while some others are banned. Ensure about the rules of some halls.
► Renovated project may cause some halls close
► Our quotation charges entrance fee of most exhibition halls in Forbidden City, excluded the Jewellery Exhibition Hall and Clock Exhibition Hall, fees for each one is CNY 10.
|Jewellery Exhibition Hall
||Jewellery Exhibition Hall
|Clock Exhibition Hall
||Clock Exhibition Hall
Forbidden City Open Area (The Colored Places)
(Above Map from Forbidden City Official Site)