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The Palace Museum, Beijing

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Must see · World heritage site · History Museum · Specialty Museum
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Within a palace that served as the seat of power for the Ming and Qing dynasties, The Palace Museum houses a massive collection of artifacts that include ceramics, porcelain pieces, paintings, bronzeware, steles, sculptures, and much more. Built in the early 15th century, the palace holds the honor of being a World Heritage Site and contains an unparalleled number of preserved ancient wooden structures. Bring your ID or passport to purchase entry tickets. For The Palace Museum and beyond, use our Beijing trip planner to get the most from your Beijing vacation.
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  • this place so forbidden i couldnt even take a complimentary drink from them people. i wanted to go take a picture of the statue but this so forbidden i couldnt even do anything 
    this place so forbidden i couldnt even take a complimentary drink from them people. i wanted to go take a picture of the statue but this so forbidden i couldnt even do anything  more »
  • The Forbidden City was amazing, so much to see. The clock room and treasure room were also worthwhile the see. My guide, Clement, shared a lot of the history with me which made it even better. 
    The Forbidden City was amazing, so much to see. The clock room and treasure room were also worthwhile the see. My guide, Clement, shared a lot of the history with me which made it even better.  more »
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  • The most impressive palace complex was built in 1420 by Ming emperor later used by Qing dynasty & was turned in nowadays The Palace Museum. There was a long queue & crowd at entrance, we had to undergo security checks. Nearly one thousand small & big traditional Chinese buildings with red walls & yellow roofs looked wonderful. A lot of wooden structures were used to build the buildings. Front side was used for ceremonies & state functions & backside was residency of royals. Security seemed very tight, palace was surrounded by 26 feet high huge walls, just outside the wall was a 20 feet deep & 170 feet wide ditch. Big courtyard, gardens, temples, halls & nearly ten thousand rooms in about one thousand building mase the palace complex a big city where ordinary people were not allowed hence forbidden city. A great place to visit while in Beijing.
  • Definitely a must see spot if u r in Beijing. It’s pretty crowded, but hey that’s Beijing. Majestic historical place, should suggest to buy tickets in advance. When I was there it was impossible to by a ticket at the entrance they were all sold out.

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