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Turret of The Palace Museum, Beijing

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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Admire the workmanship and history of Turret of The Palace Museum, the impressive corner towers of the ancient palace, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built along with the rest of the palace between 1406 and 1420, the towers display intricate ridged roofs, bold coloration, and an imposing scale. The best view of the turrets comes from the other side of the moat. This was the predominant view of the palace afforded to the majority of residents in the city, and as such the turrets have been the source of much mythologizing over the years. Put Turret of The Palace Museum into our Beijing holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Beijing.
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  • Inside the Forbidden City the Turret is a truly fine specimen of ancient Chinese architecture. A great subject for photographers. 
  • 紫禁城城牆四角各有一座角樓, 作軍事瞭望之用, 明朝滅亡時, 李自成焚毀故宮, 角樓並未被毀, 留存至今. 參觀當曰正值寒冬, 灰惘惘的天空, 護城河都結了冰, 角樓屹立在城牆上, 有種凜然的感覺. 
  • This is actually a park of the Forbidden City tour that we took with "Lily's Private Beijing Tour". It was a nice little climb and gave a good view of the city. 
  • Grand tourist attraction. Plenty of Chinese history for days. My experience: I bought an Electronic Guide. Big mistake - it gives you around 3 sentences of information at every point around the Forbidden City. Not worth the 40 Yuan. Also, there are many tour guides outside the site offering to take you, you're better off with them.
  • Impressive courtyards and Chinese architecture. Buildings are preserved moderately well. A tour guide was helpful here and provided some good historical context behind the design of the cities. A tourist who loves history could spend days going through the palace. For someone looking to get the gist of the Forbidden Palace and understand what life was like back in ancient China, it might only take 1.5 hours.
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  • China palace for ching dynasty. The wood material for building is very rare and valuable but is kept well. It is a good place to understand how china 's king behave by visiting the place they live and work.
  • Well preserved but over crowded place. I have been here multiple times. The longest waiting queue is for the first security check to get near the forbidden city, there is another queue to get inside and another security check. Don't go here on Chinese holidays. Take a whole day to see everything. Avoid the weekends and start early in the morning. Do not talk to the people at the exit, who offer hutong or riksha tours - they will rip you off!
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