The Forbidden City is one of Beijing's most visited monuments. Discover its history as the Chinese Imperial Palace and explore the world's largest collection of ancient wooden structures.
Forbidden City Tickets
The ancient palace complex, originally named "Forbidden City" but these days officially known as the Palace Museum, was home to the Emperors of Imperial China for over 500 years after its construction in the 1400s. Its original name came from the fact that it was forbidden to either enter or leave the complex without the consent of the Emperor himself... Since 1987 it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and welcomes nearly 17 million visitors annually.
with this ticket, you'll be able to explore the majestic city complex, and its numerous pavilions, patios, gardens and halls belonging to the emperors, subjects and even concubines.
Hall of Clocks and Treasure Gallery
When reserving your ticket you can choose the option which includes the Hall of Clocks and the Treasure Gallery, where you can find a wide range of objects with more than a hundred years of history with great influence on the history of China.
From the 1st of April to the 31st of October: Open Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 am to 5 pm, with last admission coming at 4:10 pm.
From the 1st of November to the 31st of March: Open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with last entry at 3:40 pm.
The ticket is valid from 8:30 for the morning session and from 12 midday in the evening.
|Adults||Children from 5 to 17||Children under 5|
|Ticket + Hall of Clocks + Treasure Gallery||
Children from 5 to 17US$ 3.6
Children under 5Free
Ticket + Hall of Clocks + Treasure Gallery
Children from 5 to 17US$ 6.5
Children under 5Free
* The price varies based on the chosen date
Entrance to the Forbidden City (Palace Museum).
Entrance to the Hall of Clocks (optional)
Entrance to the Treasure Gallery (optional).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 3 days before (Beijing local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).