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The Palace Museum, Beijing

4.4
#1 of 118 in Museums in Beijing
Within a palace that served as the seat of power for the Ming and Qing dynasties, The Palace Museum houses a massive collection of artifacts that include ceramics, porcelain pieces, paintings, bronzeware, steles, sculptures, and much more. Built in the early 15th century, the palace holds the honor of being a World Heritage Site and contains an unparalleled number of preserved ancient wooden structures. Bring your ID or passport to purchase entry tickets. For The Palace Museum and beyond, use our Beijing trip planner to get the most from your Beijing vacation.
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  • After a while the traveler is tired of these visits... but not in some of these magical places, especially if as we have an excellent guide, thanks LEON, who explains all this story and makes you see in another eye these architectural wonders...
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  • Get here early, not to avoid the rush, as it just gets busy from the start. Also baggage x-ray machines operate plus the usual personnel checks. It wash cash only at the entrance when we visited. Best...  more »
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  • pretty crowded, which we expected. booked a ticket beforehand, which was smart. it was very informative, really big, lots of souvenir shops and restaurants. the parts with exhibitions was not that crowded. from the outside and during sunset it looks very nice. you can have great views there. audio guide was available in many languages, even German.
  • This place has everything! Lots of very reasonably priced souvenirs and some very high quality finds. I was able to find basic things as well as some gorgeous jewelry options. The staff is very lovely and friendly. They have a basic knowledge of English
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