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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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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