Places of Interest In Beijing

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City lying at the center of Beijing used to be the imperial palace of 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties. It's 960 meters long and 750 meters wide covering a floor space of 720,000 square meters with 9,999 buildings - the world largest palace. Construction of the palace complex started in 1407 and was completed 14 years later in 1420. It was said that a million workers including 100,000 artisans were driven into the long-term hard labor. Huge amount of timbers and other materials were all freighted from faraway provinces.

The rectangular city is encircled in a 52-meter-wide, 6-meter-deep moat and a 10-meter-high city wall with four corner towers overlooking the city inside and outside. Since yellow is the symbol of the royal family, it is the dominant color in the Forbidden City . decorations in the palace are painted yellow. Even the Roofs are built with yellow glazed tiles;

Generally, it was divided into two parts, the northern half, the Outer Court where emperors executed their supreme power over the nation and the southern half, the Inner Court where they lived with their royal family.

Until 1924 when the last emperor Puyi in China was driven out of the Inner Court , 14 emperors of the Ming dynasty and 10 emperors of the Qing dynasty had reigned here. It is now listed by the UN as World Cultural Heritage in 1987.

Nowadays, it is open to tourists home and abroad. Splendid paintings on the royal architectures, grand and deluxe halls, and surprisingly magnificent treasures will certainly satisfy "modern civilians".

Tour Cord
One Day Private Tour
Inclusion
Hrs
Total Cost (USD)
Please click price below for booking.

1-2PAX

3-4PAX

5-6PAX

7-8PAX

9-10PAX

OG-1

Badaling Great Wall & The Forbidden City

Tour guide & taxi
8
OG-2

Badaling Great Wall & The Forbidden City

Taxi
8
OH-1

Mutianyu Great Wall & the Forbidden city

Tour guide & taxi
8
OH-2

Mutianyu Great Wall & the Forbidden city

Taxi
8
OI-1

The Forbidden City, Tian'an Men Square, TheTemple of Heaven & The Summer Palace

Tour guide & taxi
8
OI-2

The Forbidden City, Tian'an Men Square, TheTemple of Heaven & The Summer Palace

Taxi
8
OJ-1

The Forbidden City, Lama Temple & Panda Garden

Tour guide & taxi
8
OJ-2

The Forbidden City, Lama Temple & Panda Garden

Taxi
8
Tour Cord
Half Day Private Tour
Inclusion
Hrs
Total Cost (USD)
Please click price below for booking.

1-2PAX

3-4PAX

5-6PAX

7-8PAX

9-10PAX

HA-1

The Forbidden City & Tian'an Men Square

Tour guide & taxi
4
HA-2

The Forbidden City & Tian'an Men Square

Taxi
4
Total cost doesn't include tickets.
Ticket cost:
The Forbidden City:      Apr.1 - Oct.31      60RMB / per person
                                    Nov.1 - Mar.31      40RMB / per person
Temple of Heaven:      Apr.1 - Oct.31      35RMB / per person
                                    Nov.1 - Mar.31      30RMB / per person
The Summer Palace:      Apr.1 - Oct.31      30RMB / per person
                                    Nov.1 - Mar.31      20RMB / per person
Lama Temple: 25 RMB / per person
Badaling Great Wall: 45 RMB / per person
Mutianyu Great Wall: 40 RMB / per person
Panda Garden: 20 RMB / per person
Optional Items:
Lunch:       45RMB / per person