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Turret of The Palace Museum, Beijing
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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. 
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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.