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The Palace Museum, Beijing

(4.4/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Located within Beijing's Forbidden City, 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 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。  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.
  • The place is marvelous. A must visit. Do take a guide as they like to share the local trending news too. Will take almost half day because it is gigantic. But you'll enjoy it. Make sure you check the weather and carry an umbrella if necessary.
  • This places gives a full history of Chinese culture, both in terms of architecture and custom. It is super interesting and is very well done, in terms of the signage and information. We did not have a guide and were able to still fully enjoy the experience and learn about the different buildings, of which there were many. The space is huge, mind boggling that the area takes up such a huge area - it goes on and on and on. A must see if you are in Beijing.
  • A very fun and beautiful experience, definitely puts you in awe when you consider the history behind it. One of my most memorable trips. For anyone that is thinking of going, try to go on a cool day. A long walk with the heat makes it a bit unbearable and will distract you from truly appreciating the experience. If you are traveling with family or friends, I would recommend bringing a backpack filled with only food and drinks, as it may be a bit more pricey inside. If you are visiting Beijing, the Palace Museum is definitely a place that I recommend for you to visit.
  • Sprawling area with lots to cover. Make sure you can walk for a while without sitting down. Bathrooms are hard to find if even existent. I came on a "good air" day, but it was still smoggy. Interesting culture and history, but a little bland - similar to most temples/palaces/castles throughout Asia with the exception of Japan. You will get a lot of looks if you aren't Asian, and school children may talk to you - or be scared. You might be the first foreigner they ever have seen!