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Forbidden City Music Hall

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Address: Inside Zhongshan Garden, West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
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00:00 - 00:00
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Music Hall Venue for Ochestral Music, Opera,etc

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Give yourself enough time!

The walk from where you get dropped off by taxis or tour busses (the exit) to the entrance is pretty long. This is a hugely popular attraction so the lines to get tickets are very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 November 2015
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Speachless. That would summerize this visit. It is so equal and precise, visually and mentally. More than the wealth it is the detail and harmony that hits you in the face and in your heart.

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Harming small venue in the forbidden city Witt great accousitcs surrounded by imperial gardens. Easy access via subway line 1.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

The walk from where you get dropped off by taxis or tour busses (the exit) to the entrance is pretty long. This is a hugely popular attraction so the lines to get tickets are very long. Bring your passports. It is pretty incredible to witness this kind of history. Absolutely beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

We loved our tour at the Forbidden City! Lines were very reasonable. We bought the excellent audio guide your that has a gps and provides an interesting and thorough explanation on all of the key buildings and monuments. Highly recommended!

1 Thank 100Sharone
Mandurah, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

The entire forbidden city is just amazing...worth a good half day or full day if you can. So many separate areas and courtyards and buildings and halls. This hall is no exception.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

I went to the Forbidden City on a very hot day in August. It was the most crowded place that I saw in China. I highly recomment the audio tour because I could never get close enough to read anything as people are all crowded around. They don't let you go inside any of the rooms or anything, you just... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

This is one of the busiest attractions in Beijing that attracts lots of people from all over China and the world. It is huge and I recommend a few hours to fully enjoy it. We had a guide who explained the history of the palace and I recommend that. If you are visiting in the summer, bring an umbrella with... More 

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Ridgefield, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

The Forbidden City is through the Meridian Gate behind Mao's Memorial Hall. When you enter the area you can't help but be overwhelmed at the history, the old buildings, the culture and the CROWDS! To view any of the interiors of the building you had to be aggressive and make sure your guarded your valuables in your pockets! There is... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

We went in the morning but still very crowded. Although the huge line to buy tickets it was a great experience. I'm not a person that like to have a guide our tour, but I rented an audio-guide that helps you not miss important facts and details about this place.

1 Thank debby b
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

It is a great place to visit. It is full of historical buildings but it is really too crowded. It was really difficult to focus on the experience when everyone was trying to get ahead constantly...

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