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The Antiquarium of The Palace Museum, Beijing
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Located within Beijing's Forbidden City, The Antiquarium of The Palace Museum allows you to glimpse treasures from some of China's oldest dynasties. Home to over a million rare artifacts, the museum presents a selection of pieces, divided into galleries of each art form, including ceramics, paintings, bronze, and jade. Discover the museum's "Hall of Clocks," the world's largest collection of mechanical timepieces from the 18th and 19th centuries. Plan your The Antiquarium of The Palace Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Beijing using our Beijing holiday planner.
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  • Taihan no treasures of the National Palace Museum, Chiang Kai-shek to Taiwan took the leftovers and say is a reasonable quantity. Exhibit Director who extortion is tedious watch as I think the unsaid look. And description of the tour and eavesdropping, to watch.
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  • Crafted from coral Pebble-sized ceiling natural stone to large and small scales rare memorabilia exhibits chock full. But like many, Chinese tourists also was tired towards the end.
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  • 珍寶館在故宮的東部,要参觀的話,需要額外買票很奇怪。展示的是以前皇室所使用的珍寶,和外國的貢品或禮物,看看可以,在夏天算涼快的地方。 
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  • History to me is amazing and there is plenty of history to be found in China. We tried taking the self guided tour but do not recommend it. Take the tour and listen to the guide they make the trip much more enjoyable. If in Beijing I suggest you at least enjoy a stroll through just to take some amazing pictures.
  • Amazing place but first you must beat all the other tourist. It's a tourist trap. Very noisy with so many people and tour guides. at time you might feel squeeze trying to get a better view. Overall you would leave feeling satisfied. beware of shocking sight of horrific panhandlers
  • Worth the visit. Get your tickets early in the day. They now limit the number of visitors. Neat seeing where the emperor lived with his big family. His power is manifested in the palaces and living quarters.
  • It's always the same, you go into a place that everyone sais will take you long time to see to really appreciate and you walk out after only three hours, no matter how little or much impressed a site it was. The Forbidden City is no such place. My wife and I entered at 8h30 with a plan for the afternoon to go to the National Museum of Beijing and ended up not even seeing 40% of the entire Palace Museum when we were asked to exit at 17h such as everyone else, as the Palace Museum closes for cleaning purposes. My wife and I have decided to return to Beijing for the express purpose of returning to the Forbidden City and see all of it magnificence. (Insert Boromir meme: "One does not simple see the Forbidden City in a single day.") Also, food and drinks can be found inside the Palace Museum, no need to bring provisions.
  • So busy, so impressive, a must do. One of the grandest and most ornate settings in China, right in the centre of the city. Make sure you pay the little extra and get the audio tour and take plenty of fluids on a hot day - it can get very hot. You will be a!Alex at the number of Chinese tourists, and those who want to take photos of western visitors.