Forbidden City Admission Ticket

$ 11.96 / AED 43.89 per person


  • Enter China’s seat of power for over 500 years, the Forbidden City
  • Marvel at the symbolism, architecture of one of the world’s best preserved ancient wooden structures
  • Pre-book your Forbidden City ticket since limited number of visitors are allowed in a day
  • Choose between a morning entry and afternoon entry
  • See how the Forbidden City represents power and fortune using Feng Shui, numerology and colours
  • Discover the fascinating life of the concubines and eunuchs that once lived here for centuries

Activity Schedule

Morning Ticket entrance time: 8:30am - 11:59am

Afternoon Ticket entrance time: 12:00pm - 3:30pm


The Forbidden City is no longer forbidden for outsiders but a limit on the numbers of visitors makes pre-booking on your preferred date a must. For over 500 years, this citadel only open for the Ming and Qing emperors, was considered to be the ‘world of extreme wealth,’ thus closed for mere mortals. When you enter the complex, you realize it’s not a misnomer. Every nook and cranny represents the emperor’s power and good fortune.

The symmetrical design of the Forbidden City has certain features that cannot go unnoticed. Be it the colour play – yellow symbolizing highest power and red, fertility and good fortune; used in buildings, emperor’s clothes, utensils and even the floor tiles. Or, the importance of number 9 in Chinese numerology which represented masculinity.

Allow as much time as possible at the Forbidden City and learn about Chinese dynastic history and culture. Numerous exhibitions are held within its hall displaying precious ancient artifacts as well as digital presentations.


1-day admission ticket


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Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Tickets must be used on the specific day.

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