Forbidden City

The Forbidden City, lying at the center of Beijing, was the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The Forbidden City, also know as the Palace Museum, is the largest and the most magnificent and splendid intact palace complex in the world. The Forbidden City has also been made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987, and is now known as the Palace Museum, and hailed as a comprehensive Chinese museum. The Forbidden City has a rich cultural past and remains an important symbol for the Chinese people. The image of the entrance, Tiananmen, still appears on the seal of the People's Republic of China, and the Museum remains one of the most popular tourist sites both in China and the World. The Forbidden City was built in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the whole construction took fourteen years from 1406 to 1420.
Wear comfortable walking shoes as the Forbidden City is 960 metres long and 750 metres wide occupying an area of 720,000 square meters (177.9 acres) and has approximately 8,700 rooms. Nowadays, the Forbidden City is open to public and attracting tourists from home and abroad to travel in Beijing. Indeed the Forbidden City, a royal architectural wonders with surprisingly magnificent treasures is one of the best known tourist attractions for visitors to travel in China. Here are some guide information of the Forbidden City. Beijing Tickets: CNY 40 (Nov. 1 to Mar. 31); CNY 60 (Apr. 1 to Oct. 31) Opening Hours: 08:30 to 16:20 (Oct. 16-Apr.15), tickets not available after 15:30; 08:30 to 17:00 (Apr. 16-Oct.15), tickets not available after 16:00

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Question:I will be in Beijing over chinese new year and am wondering if the forbidden city are open during that time. Also, we would like to know what will be available to see in the Forbidden City in winter time? Because we read from many guide books that it will be under repairs.

Answer:It is open during Chinese new year, but might close a little bit earlier, see the notice at the entrance will be fine. Most highlight parts are ok to visit in winter time.They may close some buildings with exhibition.