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Forbidden City Tickets

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.

Opening Times

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
US$ 6.90
US$ 3.60
Ticket + Hall of Clocks + Treasure Gallery
US$ 10.20
US$ 6.50


  • Adults

    US$ 6.9
  • Children from 5 to 17

    US$ 3.6
  • Children under 5


Ticket + Hall of Clocks + Treasure Gallery

  • Adults

    US$ 10.2
  • Children from 5 to 17

    US$ 6.5
  • Children under 5


* The price varies based on the chosen date

More Information




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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 6.90
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Meeting point

Forbidden City.


Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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