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The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum, Beijing

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Located at the Imperial City's northernmost point, The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum was constructed for emperors and their wives to take leisurely strolls through the greenery, to keep fit, read, and relax. Originally built in the 18th century, the garden stretches 140 m (495 ft) from east to west and 80 m (262 ft) from north to south, and it contains the Hall of Imperial Peace made of white marble at its center. Examine the ancient cypress and Chinese wisteria trees as you roam. Observe more than 900 patterns of colorful stone pathways, each depicting a particular figure, scenery, plant, or story. You will need to purchase a ticket to enter the imperial garden. Put The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Beijing vacation trip planner.
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  • We were told that on each day The Forbidden City is open, the limit on tickets to sell is 80,000. Most days it is Sold Out and most visitors are Chinese. Today was no different. It was so crowded that...  more »
  • The garden was created in the Ming dynasty ngakha for King and consort to relax reading a book. Observatory Located to the North of the forbidden city. The length from East to West for about 140 meters, The Hall of Imperial buildings things Peace is the main building in the garden.
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  • The same problem I faced visiting the Forbidden City follows (since they are the sane place): impossible to enjoy due to the massive crowd. It is such a shame because it is so beautiful, amazing for p...  more »
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  • Loved the tour that we were given. This place is amazing. So much history and so rich in culture. To think that hundreds of years ago- this place was built without the use of modern day machines. The beauty of the structures and the care taken to preserve it is so commendable. It is a must that you visit this place when in Beijing.
  • Obviously this is a must see in Beijing. I was very happy to wander around this spacious museum and see the different buildings. The architecture is very impressive and well preserved. Make sure you bring enough time, good shoes and a good camera and you'll enjoy the Palace museum.
  • The Forbidden palace (Ming 1490 to 1912 Qing) it's a very wast area to visit (mostly from outside) made of different gates and palace areas. It's definitely a long walk and better to spend at least a day to explore. Don't forget the park at the end, go on top for a rooftop view of the entire complex!
  • The Forbidden City was amazing! Huge complex, very well maintained. Not too crowded in mid winter but must be extremely crowded in summer. Use side entrance!
  • The most beautiful museum in China. The crowds are large, but you will not wait in line long. There are plenty of restrooms and snack bars. If you see an opportunity for a photo, take it because you will probably exit from a different location. I wanted to get a photo of myself next to a portrait of Mao, but I exited from a different spot