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The Palace Museum, Beijing

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Must see · World heritage site · History Museum · Architectural Building
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Within a palace that served as the seat of power for the Ming and Qing dynasties, The Palace Museum houses a massive collection of artifacts that include ceramics, porcelain pieces, paintings, bronzeware, steles, sculptures, and much more. Built in the early 15th century, the palace holds the honor of being a World Heritage Site and contains an unparalleled number of preserved ancient wooden structures. Bring your ID or passport to purchase entry tickets. For The Palace Museum and beyond, use our Beijing trip planner to get the most from your Beijing vacation.
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  • The Forbidden City is massive. You can spend a little time there or spend most of your day there. It is really hard to appreciate the size of the grounds until you are in it. It is fascinating and... 
    The Forbidden City is massive. You can spend a little time there or spend most of your day there. It is really hard to appreciate the size of the grounds until you are in it. It is fascinating and...  more »
  • I’m not going to lie, I really didn’t know much about this place before visiting. The size is phenomenal, but it’s also stunning to walk around. If you clear your head you can try to imagine how... 
    I’m not going to lie, I really didn’t know much about this place before visiting. The size is phenomenal, but it’s also stunning to walk around. If you clear your head you can try to imagine how...  more »
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  • We absolutely had to visit Forbidden City while in Beijing. So much history, so much to see and learn. Very nice people.. one of the locals, very nice guy, gave us a guided tour of the entire place. He was so knowledgeable. Great experience!! A must see!!! My daughter loved every minute of it.
  • We visited here a few years ago during Chinese New Year (year of the Monkey). If you choose to visit during this time and you do not know Mandarin, I would highly suggest that you hire a local guide to escort you. It can be a bit overwhelming, especially given the large crowds that are in Beijing during that time of year. That said, it was great visiting a place that I had only heard about throughout my life. There's so much history and amazing architecture to enjoy. Highly recommend!

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