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great wall and forbidden city

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great wall and forbidden city

We are going to arrive in Beijing airport at 5:00 am Monday morning, and our next flight departures at 5:25 pm to Tokio. We have 12 hours in between.

Do you think there is enought time to visit de Great Wall (Mutianyu) and the Forbidden City ?

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You definitely have time for one or the other. But I think it's a big rush for Mutianyu and the Forbidden City as you'll have to get back into the city from the Great Wall and deal with traffic. But it's possible. I'd play it by ear. Go first to the Great Wall. Then see what time you are about to leave and see if you have enough time for the Forbidden City.

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Visiting Great Wall (Mutianyu) and the Forbidden City is doable if you have 12 hours in between. As Monday is the default day of closure for Forbidden City since 2014, you have to adjust your travel plan to other attractions except for Mutianyu if time permits.

Edited: 07 February 2014, 21:56
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Right, with the Forbidden city closed, focus on the Wall and time permitting go for a drive in town.

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The Forbidden City closed on Monday,you may do the Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace.you have enough time if no delay for your flight

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5. Re: great wall and forbidden city

Thank you very much for the advice. Specially for letting us know that Monday the forbidden city is close!

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Thank you very much for the advice. Specially for letting us know that Monday the forbidden city is close!

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Thank you very much!

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Thank you very much!

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9. Re: great wall and forbidden city

Thank you very much very good idea!

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