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The Forbidden City Never Known Fact


The Forbidden City is a palace complex in central Beijing, China. The former Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty , from 1420 to 1912.

The Forbidden City Never Known Fact
Forbidden City Roof Figures

This Palace is China’s 3 ancient palaces. Forbidden City facts include basic knowledge about Palace Museum and interesting facts such as whether it has 9999.5 rooms.
Here you can find questions about the Forbidden City in different manner as well as some unknown facts.


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#1. Why  is it a Forbidden City?


Located in the heart of Beijing, the Palace Museum – also known as the Forbidden City – was home to China's emperors and was the highest center of power for approximately 500 years.

The Forbidden City used to be the magnificent royal residence in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and conventional individuals were not permitted in without authorization. Subsequently, it was known as the "Taboo" City. No, it isn't prohibited today since it has been changed into the Palace Museum and opened to general public. Visitors can visit it.


#1.1. How can I get there?


The Forbidden City is situated toward the north of Tiananmen Square in the focal point of Beijing. If it's not too much trouble recall that the main passageway is the Meridian Gate (South Gate). Tourists can get there either by metro or by transport.

By Subway:


1. Take metro line 1 to Tiananmen East Station (Exit An) or Tiananmen West Station (Exit B), find the Tiananmen Tower and after that walk north to the Meridian Gate;

2. Take metro line 2 to Qianmen Station (Exit A), walk north over the Tiananmen Square, pass the Tiananmen Tower and after that find the Meridian Gate encourage north.

By Bus:


1. Take transport no. 1, 2, 10, 37, 52, 59, 82, 90, 99, 120, 126, 203, 205, 210, 728, Zhuan 1, or Zhuan 2, and get off at Tiananmen East Station;

2. Take transport no. 1, 5, 10, 22, 52, 90, 99, 205, 728, Zhuan 1, or Zhuan 2, and get off at Tiananmen West Station.

#2. When is the best time to visit?


You can visit the Forbidden City anytime of the year, yet you would do well to maintain a strategic distance from summer relaxes amongst July and August and China's open occasions, when there will be an ocean of individuals. Also, you are advised to arrive sooner than required early in the day in the event that that the tickets are sold out.

#3. Why is the Forbidden City built?


The history of the Forbidden City begins in the 15th century when it was built as the palace of the Ming emperors of China. It is located in the centre of Beijing, China, and was the Chinese imperial palace from the mid-Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty in 1912.

#4. Why is the Forbidden Ciity so important?


The Forbidden Ciity so important for its ancient past with hidden secret at that time.

The Forbidden City, situated in the very heart of Beijing, was home to 24 emperors of the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) Dynasties.

The construction of the grand palace started in the fourth year of Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty (1406), and ended in 1420.

#4.1. Why is Lhasa known as the Forbidden City?


Lhasa was declared capital to Tibet Autonomous region in 1965. The temples Gtsug-lag-Khang and Klu-Khang are the ancient landmarks which are considered sacred in Tibet. Norbulinka monastery - The winter residence of Dalai Lama, various monasteries, Potala palace - The summer palace are some important places in Tibet.

#5. What is the Forbidden City made out of?


China's Forbidden City Built with Giant 'Sliding Stones'.Vast numbers of huge stones were mined and transported there for its construction in the 15th and 16th centuries.

#6. How many years did it take to make the Forbidden City?


It is around fourteen years to built the Palace.Forbidden city architecture is also remarkable.

The palace, the most magnificent and splendid palace complex in China, was listed as a World Cultural Heritage Building in 1987. It was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the construction of this group of buildings took fourteen years from 1406 to 1420.

#7. What is the largest building in the Forbidden City?


An aerial view of the Forbidden City shows many of the buildings that are part of the palace complex. The Forbidden City (also called Zijin Cheng) is a 72-hectare (178 acres) palace complex in Beijing that was used by the emperors of China from A.D. 1420 to 1911.

#8.How many rooms are there in the Forbidden City?


The Forbidden City completed in 1420, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the world's largest palace complex, consisting of many buildings with 9,999 rooms (9 is a lucky number in China) protected by a 20-foot-wide moat and a 32-foot-high wall.

#9. How many visitors does the Forbidden City each year?


Forbidden City is all time favourite tourist attractions according to visitors.During the peak season because ticketing will stop once the visitors amount to 80,000 visitors each day. It attracts more than 14 million visitors annually.

#10. What is the admission fee?


The admission fee i.e forbidden city tickets cost  is CNY 60 from April to October, and CNY 40 from November to March. The ticket price for Treasure Gallery or Clock Gallery is CNY 10. Children shorter than 3.9 feet (1.2 meters) are admitted for nothing out of pocket.

#11. Do I need to reserve a ticket? Where and when?


Indeed, if possible, you should reserve a ticket in advance, especially if you will visit during the peak season because ticketing will stop once the visitors amount to 80,000 visitors each day. Also, it will save you time and vitality from waiting in a long line on the spot.

Tickets can be set up for the official website (www.dpm.org.cn) at most ten days in advance; please take note of that the online reservation stops at 21:00 the day prior to the visit date.

The booking page is in Chinese only. If you have a Chinese friend, ask him or her to help you. A valid certificate, for example, a passport, is required for the booking.Official time i.e. 8:30 to 17:00 (14 Hrs.a day) forbidden city opening hours.


After the online payment, the framework will generate a reservation number. Before going inside, you need to gather the paper ticket with the reservation number and certificate utilized for the booking at the designated window near the entrance.

#12. Can I buy a ticket on the spot upon arrival?


Generally speaking, you can get a ticket on the spot if arriving there sufficiently early. As of now, there are still 30,000 tickets sold on the spot each day, however you may need to wait for some time in a line.

#13. How big is the Forbidden City in miles?


It is surrounded by a large area called the Imperial City. Layout. Rectangular in shape, the Forbidden City is the world's largest palace complex and covers 720,000 square meters (178 acres, or 0.28 square miles). It is surrounded by a six meter deep moat and a ten meter high wall.



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