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The Forbidden City

Beijing

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Ranked 1 of 37 sightseeing in Beijing
This magnificent palace complex has 9,999 rooms, one room less than the number of divine perfection. This complex served as the administration centre for five centuries and is surrounded by a moat 52 meters wide. This is by far, one of best preserved dynastic complexes in the world. It was called forbidden because it was off limits for 500 years. Today it serves as a palace museum. Timings: 8.30am-4pm May-Sep, 8.30am-3.30pm Oct-Apr, closed on Mondays

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      Forbidden City - Hidden Kingdoms

      Located at the center of Beijing home of Chinese Kings from Ming and Qing dynasty, this Palace is the perfect example of Chinese culture traditions and architecture. A must visit if you go to Beijing. Constructed in 1400s, spread over 180 acres it was home to 24 emperors. It was converted into museum in 1900s and declared world Heritage site in 1987. You get English self guided tour kits inside the palace and explore the place at your own pace. Be ready to walk and the place is so clean and well-maintained that you won't mind walking there. Once you exit beware of 2 things, 1. Do not board the rickshaws, they may take you to secluded lanes a they mug you. 2. Do not buy from the hawkers outside Forbidden City, if you buy bargain well and give them exact change. Do not accept change from them as it could be fake currency. They may tend to hurry you into closing the deal and ask your big notes, don't get ruffled.

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