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Forbidden City Tickets

The Forbidden City is a great man-made marvel in the world with exquisite architecture and stored up lots of rare treasures, and home to 24 emperors between 1368 and 1911. explore the museum and learn about life and interesting stories of the emperors, empress and his concubines.

Why Book Forbidden City Tickets in Advance:

  • Skip the Line – save time for line up long queue purchase ticket although there are 80,000 visitors daily.
  • Ensure Availability - the daily quota of tickets are 80,000, and it can be easily sold out before the day of travel, especially at peak tour seasons.
  • April. 1st - October. 31st

    Peak Season

    Entrance Ticket (Mian Hall)

    • Openning hours: 08:30AM to 5:00PM (stop entry at 4:10PM)
    • Openning date: Tuesday to Sunday, close on Mondays (except for national holiday)

    $6 / Adult
    $3 / Child

    Entrance Ticket (Mian Hall)+ Treasure Gallery + Hall of Clocks

    • Openning hours: 08:30AM to 5:00PM (stop entry at 4:10PM)
    • Openning date: Tuesday to Sunday, close on Mondays (except for national holiday)

    $9 / Adult
    $5 / Child

    November. 1st - March. 31st

    Shoulder Season

    Entrance Ticket (Mian Hall)

    • Openning hours: 08:30AM to 4:30PM (stop entry at 3:40PM)
    • Openning date: Tuesday to Sunday, close on Mondays (except for national holiday)

    $6 / Adult
    $3 / Child

    Entrance Ticket (Mian Hall)+ Treasure Gallery + Hall of Clocks

    • Openning hours: 08:30AM to 4:30PM (stop entry at 3:40PM)
    • Openning date: Tuesday to Sunday, close on Mondays (except for public holidays)

    $9 / Adult
    $5 / Child

    Know Before You Book

    Terms of Use

    • Children 7 and 18 enjoy half price of adult.
    • Children 6 or younger are free of charge.
    • Tickets issue 10 days before your tour date.
    • Ticket issue should use your identification/passport number and your full name on passport.
    • One passport can only issue one ticket.
    • Redeem ticket: this is E-tickets, don’t need to redeem paper ticket, just show your passport for excess entrance gate.
    • Entrance: Madeiran Gate at south of Forbidden City (from Tian’anmen), and the North Gate and East Gate are only for exit.

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Tour guide
    • Anything not listed in your itinerary

    Cancellation Policy

    • Full refund if Cancellation received 24 hours before the day of travel
    • Non-refundable if cancellation received less than 24 hours before the day of travel
    • Non-refundable for No-show travelers

    How to Get There by Public Transport

    • Subway Line 1: get off at Tiananmen East Station (Exit A) or Tiananmen West Station (Exit B)
    • Take tourist bus 1 or 5 and get off at Qianmen.
    • Take city bus 10、22、52、205、90、99、728、专1路、专2路 and get off at Qianmen or Tiananmen Dong
    • Address in English: No#4 Jingshan Street, Xicheng District, Beijing
    • Address in Chinese: 北京市西城区景山前街4号

    Forbidden City Map

    Forbidden City Map

    Highlights of Forbidden City

    Architecture of the Forbidden City

    Architecture: The architectures in the Forbidden City are emphasis Philosophy of Balance, learn about interesting design of the buildings and the roof animals.

    Forbidden City Halls

    Halls: you will see main sites along Central Axis as outer court where the place emperor handled political affairs and inner palace embodies flavor of the emperor’s family life.)

    Forbidden City Collections

    Collections: Numbers of exquisite collections of porcelain, enamel, and paintings

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