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Address: No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Within the Imperial Palace , Dongcheng District, Beijing 100000, China
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A part of the overall tour of the Forbidden City

A courtyard and area which is part of the standard walking tour of the City. By the time you reach here you can feel overwhelmed, as many of the previous areas look a little... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 November 2015
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

A courtyard and area which is part of the standard walking tour of the City. By the time you reach here you can feel overwhelmed, as many of the previous areas look a little similar. Unless you really understand the history and archetecture it can seem no different to others you have just passed through. Not wanting to sound negative... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

Whilst it’s just another courtyard and another old example of Chinese life, the courtyard is regularly maintained for appearances so whilst the underneath is old, all the colour and paint is all new

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

As you walk through the Forbidden City you come to several courtyards and open areas, this one being the largest in the centre of the complex. Around it are various Halls and Palaces, most of which you cannot enter although it is possible to view some of the interiors through the open doors.

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

Again this article is a part of the tour to The Forbidden City Tour. Once you were there, means you must have passed by, crossed, went through or stopped at. I still think all posts should be organised in a better and proper way to avoid duplication and to make it easy for those who intend to follow

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

This place is an important point of the forbidden city and also of history: suicide of a queen.Its in the inner part of forbidden city.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 611 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

I love this section of The Forbidden City. the rooms are restored to their greatness. the throne is quite stunning. Looking at it-one can just envision the Emperors sitting upon it. Something about this section gives off such a powerful feeling. Very good experience indeed.

Thank jlantern3
Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

There are not that many signs that will direct you towards the inner court in the Forbidden City. However, once you reach it, you'd realize just how huge it is. Take 15-30 minutes to walk through the numerous courtyards (some were not open to the public while we were there). While this is the least interesting part of the Forbidden... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

The inner court is filled with tons of small courtyards and buildings, each with its own interesting displays of various artifacts such as ceramics, jewelery, manuscripts etc. Fun if you are a museum person.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

Like the rest of the imperial palace the Inner Court is mind boggling. When looking at a map you realise not much is open to the public but even what you can explore is vast. I was quite surprised at the lack of signage within the entire palace and the inner court is no exception.Personally I would just wonder around... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

When visiting the inner court, you can almost picture yourself being back hundreds of years ago; how the royalties lived and how busy the place is. I am mesmerized by the beauty of the inner court but some protection is needed to preserve the artwork on the walls, pillars and beams. It's sad to see how time and nature have... More 

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