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Palace Museum

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:44 pm
by inbeijing
Telephone: 8610-85117049 Address: No. 4, Jingshan Front Street, Dongcheng District Ticket: From November 1 through March 31, admission is RMB 40 From April 1 through October 31, admission is RMB 60

The Palace Museum, former home to the 24 Ming and Qing emperors, is also known as the Forbidden City. Completed in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty, it occupies a total space of more than 720, 000 square meters. Apart from the complex of immovable palace buildings, the Palace Museum houses over 1.5 million items or sets of relics. Over 8,000 of them are designated as first-class relics. They fall into the following categories: paintings, calligraphy, rubbings from tablets, inscriptions, sculptures, copperwares, porcelain, textile or embroidery, jade or stone wares, gold or silver wares, jewelry, lacquerworks, enamel wares, carvings, miscellaneous handiworks, stationery, daily appliances, clocks and instruments, imperial seals and certificates of the conferring of titles, religious relics, weapons carried by guards of honor, ancient books, and foreign relics.

Ancient architectural relics and other cultural relics fall into 25 categories, which are further divided into 69 sub-categories. Those used for government affairs and daily life are displayed in their original places; such works of art as porcelain, paintings and calligraphy, jewelry, clocks, stone drums, and bronze wares are kept in special halls. There are also halls for short-term exhibitions. The museum is open to the public all year round.

Bus: 101,103,109,124,685,810,814,846
Metro: Line 1 and get off at Tian'anmen West station
Opening hours: April 1st-October 31 8:30-17:00 Last Entry at 16:10 Tickets sold until 16:00
November 1st-March 31 8:30-16:30 Last Entry at 15:40 Tickets sold until 15:30

There are some places near Palace Museum provide traditional Chinese food for your reference.

Tian'anmen Squre area
Donglaishun, a traditional brand Hotpot restaurant
Add.: No. 44 Dongjiaomingxiang, Dongcheng District
Tel: 010-65241042

Wangfujing Commerial Street area
Quanjude, a traditional brand roast-duck restaurant
Add: No. 9 Shuaifuyuan Hutong, Wangfujing Street
Tel: 010-65253310 65228423

Donglaishun, a traditional brand Hotpot restaurant
Sun Dong An Plaza Restaruant(Xin Dong'an Shichang)
Add: Floor 5, Sun Dong An Plaza, No. 138 Wangfujing Street
Tel: 010-65280932 65280501

Wangfujing Restaurant
Add: No. 198 Wangfujing Street
Tel: 010-65139661 65253562

Beihai Park
Fangshan restaurant, which is well-known at home and abroad for its court dishes, especially cakes, pastries, and dishes originating from the Forbidden City in Qing Dynasty.
Add: East door of Beihai Park, Jingshan West Street
Tel: 010-64042573 64011889


Audio guides in Mandarin, Cantonese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic, Russian, Spanish, and Thai are available at the Meridian Gate (Wu men) and the Gate of Divine Prowess (Shenwu men). The deposit is 100 rmb for each. The rental fee is 40 rmb for each, except the Mandarin guide which is 10 rmb. Please return the audio guide before exiting.

Services include package check (Meridian gate, Wumen), gift shops, bookstores, refreshments and light meals, an Information Center in the Archery Pavilion (Jian ting), public address system.

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