Forbidden City & Tian'anmen Square

Two key sights of China's capital Beijing
Forbidden City & Tian'anmen Square

The world's largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures, including incredible statues and reminders of China's ancient civilizational glories, the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square are important parts of Chinese culture.

Located at the very center of Beijing, the two structures were built at the beginning of the 15th century. The Forbidden City, separated from the Tiananmen Square by the Tiananmen Gate, was home to many Chinese emperors between the Ming andQing Dynasties and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

The Forbidden City consists of some 980 buildings and covers an area of 720,000sq m. Inside is the Palace Museum,openallwhich has an impressive collection of artworks from both the Ming and Qing dynasties. Tiananmen Square is also surrounded by historical sites, such as the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong.

To reach Tiananmen Square by public transport, walk to Liang Mao Qiao Station, take Metro Line 10, change to Metro line 1 at Guo Mao Station and get off at Tianan Men East station.Alternatively, it is 30-minute drive way.

Contact our concierge team at +86 10 64653388 ext. 10 or email concierge.beijing@kempinski.com for more information and assistance in taking a guided or unguided tour around these must-see locations.

Opening hours:
The Forbidden City is open 8:30 - 17:00 during April 1 – October 31; and from 8:30 – 16:30 during November 1 – March 31.

Entry prices:
The Forbidden City - April 1 – October 31 RMB 60; and November 1 – March 31 at RMB40.
Tiananmen Square is free to enter.

 

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