The Forbidden Palace in Beijing, China

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The Forbidden Palace

Forbidden City or Gu Gong Palace is located in the heart of Beijing. Capital of China Currently being renovated as a palace museum. It covers an area of ​​720,000 square meters, north of Tiananmen Square. The building consists of 800 buildings and 9,999 rooms. There are 75 shrines and a library. And many rooms, which take up to 14 years of construction, from 1949 to 1963. UNESCO has also declared it one of the world’s heritage.

Forbidden City or Imperial Palace is a palace complex in central Beijing, China. It’s located at 4 Jingshan Front St, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China. The former Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. The Forbidden City build between the years 1420 to 1912 and now this houses become the Palace Museum. The Forbidden City covers an area of about 72 hectares (178 acres) with a total floor space of approximately 150,000 square meters (1,600,000 square feet). Forbidden City is record to UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Imperial Palace open from 8.30am to 4.30pm and during April to October open until 5pm. the admission fee is ¥40 – ¥60.

How to get there:

  • Public transport
    arriving by public transport or walking is preferred over taxi, as taxis are not allowed to stop nearby.  catch one of the many buses go to Gugong.
  • By Train (Subway Line)
    take the subway Line 1 to Tiananmen West or Tiananmen East.

 

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