The Imperial Palace or Forbidden City; Beijing, China Attraction

The Imperial Palace

The Imperial Palace

Wide, grand and just every bit eccentric, the Forbidden City is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting central Beijing. Also known as “Gu Gong” in Chinese, the UNESCO World Heritage Site was once home to 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties and the political and ceremonial site of the Chinese government for almost 500 years.

It is also the largest and best-preserved collection of ancient buildings in China and the world’s largest palace complex.

Built from 1406 to 1420 during the reign of Emperor Chengzu, the Forbidden City covers an astounding 72 hectares, surrounded by a 52-meter wide moat and a 10-meter high wall with a gate on each side. It has 980 buildings with the Imperial Palace being its most popular structure.

The Forbidden City is the perfect example of beautiful Chinese palatial architecture and it has inspired many architectural developments around Asia. The Palace Museum has an extensive collection of artifacts and artworks that you won’t find anywhere in the country, which is why it was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987.

Book one of the tours offered by La Vacanza to this stop attraction to get a better glimpse at the magnificent Forbidden City on your trip to Beijing.

Beijing's Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace Tour

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Enhance your sightseeing experience in Beijing on a full-day tour of the city’s most captivating sights. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, immerse yourself in the ancient mystery of the Forbidden

Duration:9 hours

 

Summer Palace Ticket

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Visit the World UESCO Heritage Summer Palace. While the cost to enter the palace is modest, the lines to buy tickets are often long and mean you need to carry Chinese cash. Pre-book online to gain acc

Duration:3 hours

 

VIP Pivate Tour: Great wall and Summer palace

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Take a private full-day tour from Beijing to visit two top attractions: the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China, and the Summer Palace. *It is guaranteed that there is no shopping stop dur

Duration:8 to 9 hours

 

Forbidden City Plus Mutianyu Great Wall Coach Tour

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Visit the imperial palace of Forbidden City for twenty-four ancient China’s emperors, discover the history and culture of ancient imperial life, appreciate the splendid royal architectural wonders and

Duration:8 to 10 hours

 

Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City Group Tour

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On this classic Beijing day tour, , you will discover the imperial palace of Forbidden City, gain insight into the Chinese imperial history, and visit the Mutianyu Great Wall with beautiful natural sc

Duration:8 to 9 hours

 

Private Day Walking Tour to Beijing Imperial Palaces, Garden & Temple

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This is a 9-hour private full day walking tour!  Start your tour with your guide accompany till the end to your downtown hotel.  Follow your guide experience Modern Beijing pretty convenient public tr

Duration:9 hours

 

Beijing Imperial Highlights Coach Tour

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Visit Beijing city highlights on this full day guided coach tour, explore the imperial palace of Forbidden City for 24 ancient China’s emperors, appreciate the splendid royal architectural wonders and

Duration:8 to 9 hours

 

4-Hour Private Shenyang Imperial Palace Tour

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Enjoy your  Shenyang 4-hour morning tour or afternoon tour,base on your booking request, your private tour guide will take you go to visit the first Qing dynasty palace- Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu G

Duration:4 hours

 

Private Day Tour: Summer Palace and Old Summer Palace in Beijing

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Love gardens? Experience the majesty of imperial Chinese landscaping and horticulture on this 8-hour private garden tour. You'll visit the Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its predeces

Duration:6 to 8 hours

 

5-Hour Summer Palace & Old Summer Palace Private Walking Tour with Lunch Option

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Explore one of the UNESCO World Heritage site in Beijing-Summer Palace with a professional tour guide (different languages available). Combined with another impressive imperial palace, Old Summer Pala

Duration:5 to 6 hours

 

3-Hour Private Forbidden City and Jingshan Park Walking Tour

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Experience Beijing’s impressive Forbidden City and Jingshan park on this 3-hour day tour, spend some time exploring the Forbidden City, including front court and inner palace of imperial palace,  and

Duration:3 hours

 

Private Day Tour to Shenyang Imperial Palace, Zhaoling Mausoleum and Fuling Tomb

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Shenyang has many cultural heritages and is therefore given the title “the birthplace of one dynasty and the imperial capital during the reign of two emperors”. It has three world cultural heritages:

Duration:8 hours

 

Beijing Great Wall and Imperial Palace Private Tour with Airport Transfer

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This is an exclusively customized tour for travelers with layover time of approx. 14 hours. Take a layover tour to visit Beijing highlights of Great Wall and Royal Palace with a knowledgeable tour gui

Duration:9 to 10 hours

 

Beijing Imperial Group Tour: Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven

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On this Beijing Imperial Group tour, the highlight is enjoying delicious authentic Beijing food for lunch, not for tourist meals and forget all about modern landscape and architecture and purely focus

Duration:8 hours

 

Private Jingshan Park+China National Museum/Forbidden City Tour

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Climb up to the top of Jingshan park take a birdview of forbidden City and Beijing Central Axis in morning then go to explore one of the best museum of China: National museum of China.Private guid

Duration:4 hours 30 minutes

 

2-Hour Private Summer Palace Walking Tour

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Enjoy a 2-hour private walking tour that takes in the interesting Beijing Summer Palace. Take a walk in the imperial garden, which is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design during 16th centu

Duration:2 hours

 

Beijing Private Day Tour: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace

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This one day Beijing private No-shopping tour will last about 8 hours and it covers 4 highlight sites in city area: Tiananmen Square-the heart of Beijing city, Forbidden City- the imperial palace of t

Duration:8 hours

 

Private Layover Trip to Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City by English Driver

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Mutianyu Great Wall is located at North part of Beijing, It's about 75km away from downtown Beijing or Beijing Capital Airport, and It takes about an hour and a half to drive there, Mutianyu Great Wal

Duration:8 hours

 

Beijing 2 Summer Palace Private Garden Tour

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-Visit the best preserved Imperial Garden-Summer Palace-Enjoy the leisurely walk along the Old Summer Palace -Listen to the stories of Dragon Lady Empress Dowager Cixi-Enjoy the variery of

Duration:8 hours

 

Private Full-Day Classic Beijing Shore Excursion by Bullet Train from Tianjin

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Explore the Forbidden City’s top attractions on this guided excursion. After a convenient pickup from Tianjin International Cruise Port, catch a bullet train and learn about Beijing from your informat

Duration:10 hours

 

Beijing Private Layover Guide Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City

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Mutianyu Great Wall is located at North part of Beijing, It's about 75km away from downtown Beijing or Beijing Capital Airport, and It takes about an hour and a half to drive there, Mutianyu Great Wal

Duration:8 hours

 

History Study Tour to Forbidden City & National Musuem of China

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Discover Beijing’s greatest treasures and palaces on this 8-hour private China culture walking tour, beating the crowd and walking followed an efficient route to see all the highlights in the palace m

Duration:7 hours

 

3-Hour Private Tour: Amazing Beijing City Highlights

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Maximize your time in Beijing with this 3-hour private tour of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, Enjoy conversation with your English-speaking guide, and get VIP fast access to Tiananmen Square

Duration:3 hours

 

Chengde City(Mountain Resort,Small Potala Palace,Puning Temple) One day tour

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Vehicle: 5 sests Mid-Size Car and 7 seats Van (VW Passat/Toyota Camry,Honda Accord ,Toyota Van and Buick Van) Driver: English-speaking driver,Pickup/Dropoff at your hotel.Chengde is a

Duration:13 hours

 

4-Hour Private Beijing Walking Tour of Jingshan Park and Hutong

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Hit the highlights of Beijing without the hassles of planning on this half day private sightseeing tour. Hike up Jingshan Park enjoy a bird view of Forbidden City and Beijing. Stroll through the histo

Duration:4 hours

 

Private day tour to Forbidden City Summer Palace Temple of Heaven

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Spend 8-9 hours to visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, enjoy the beautiful Summer palace view and visit the temple of Heaven. • Visit the imperial palace of Forbidden City for twenty-f

Duration:8 to 9 hours

 

Beijing Private One Day Tour, Forbidden City and Summer Palace Classic Routing

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First time in Beijing? Only have one day available? Haven't seen all the areas in Forbidden City and Summer Palace? Then, this is the tour you want!You will visit the two most important histor

Duration:9 hours

 

Private Tour Forbidden City Temple of Heaven The Summer Palace

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Relaxing tour with reasonable schedule,the combination of historical sites and beautiful imperial gardens gives you a strong visual sense. In the morning, you will visit the 600-year-old royal residen

Duration:8 to 9 hours

 

Private Day Trip to Chengde from Beijing by Bullet Train

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Travel by bullet train from Beijing to Chengde, a relaxing 59-minutes ride through the Chinese suburbs. with your personal tour guide, Check off two UNESCO World Heritage—the Imperial Summer Palace of

Duration:9 hours

 

Private Half Day Beijing Imperial Tour

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Lying at the city center of Beijing, the Forbidden City (also named Palace Museum) is a magnificent sight and must-see for all travelers. It served as the home of twenty-four Emperors and their househ

Duration:4 hours

 



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