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Family Review of Forbidden City

Away Travel Expert: Jenny McKelvie
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FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Tantalizingly, sections of the Forbidden City remain closed to the public. Whole rooms, courtyards, and gardens are off limits to Westerners.
  • Consider purchasing audio commentaries—which illuminate the colorful history of this majestic city—for older children.
Shut away from locals and visitors alike for half a millennium, the Forbidden City complex really is one of the world's greatest sights. The majestic home of the emperors is a riot of stunning architecture, grand palaces, and peaceful gardens that

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Dong Cheng District
North of Tiananmen Square
Parking: 8:30a-4p daily

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 86 0 10 6512 2255 / 86 0 10 6513 2255
Transportation: Tian An Men Xi Station (Tiananmen West); Tian An Men Dong Station (Tiananmen East)
Neighborhood: Tiananmen Square
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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