There was no need to line up at the ticket office, and I was able to enter soon just by presenting my passport at the entrance. I also want to use this service next time.
The Forbidden City is a massive, 15th-century palace complex that once served as the royal residence of 24 Chinese emperors. It’s also one of Beijing’s top attractions, with the crowds to match. Enter directly into the UNESCO World Heritage-listed compound with these pre-booked direct entry admission tickets to start exploring the former seat of Chinese power at your own pace.
The rush to purchase an entrance ticket for the Forbidden City can take precious time away from your visit. With pre-booked admission, use your passport to access at the main entrance, directly across from Tiananmen Gate. You’ll enter directly into the sprawling palace complex and start exploring right away.
Luckily, due to its size, the 15th-century royal residence never feels crowded, despite its popularity as one of Beijing’s top attractions. With these pre-booked tickets, you’ll beat the crowds at the entrance and enjoy plenty of space to admire the magnificent royal pagodas. Visit the Hall of Supreme Harmony, which contains the imperial throne, and the emperor’s private garden, where you'll find a peaceful Daoist temple.
During the Ming Dynasty, only the emperor had access to the entire palace complex. Now, you can wander at your leisure through the 178-acre grounds. Walk through five centuries of Chinese history and get a firsthand look at the sight’s intricate architecture, which adhered to the traditional practice of feng shui.
I recently visited Beijing (my first time in China) with a friend and heard lots of horror stories about how difficult it was for foreigners to buy tickets to and visit the Forbidden City. I was lucky enough to find this service through Lily's Beijing...More
BIG crowds, long lines and hugh...Expect to go thru several bag checks, easy and simple. Dont bring a lighter, thats what they are looking for. ...give yourself plenty of time to explore. lots of bathrooms but bring your own toilet paper. lots of spots to...More
First thing to do is find an English speaking, authorised guide. Without her, the visit would have been a waste of time. Make the visit very interesting, with lots of info we wouldn't have known, that were very interesting. The age, and the construction, was...More
unfortunately the only day we could visit was a monday but we were able to walk round the exterior and see the front facade and as so close visit the square and museums