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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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  • Well worth the visit but be prepared for a long walk it seems to go on forever. The history is amazing and the buildings fantastic. As everywhere in China be prepared to be bumped and jostled in the a...  more »
  • Palace used by the Ming and Qing emperors. There is a painting of Mao at the front. Huge queues here. Lots of gates to walk through and the inner court and outer court palace halls. You can't go into ...  more »
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  • Very interesting and beautiful place. I would highly recommend it. I have been here twice and still have not explored everything. It is very big, plan on several hours if you intend to see it all.
  • This place is huge but many rooms have been restricted and you are now basically allow to enter just the middle area. The buildings are pretty similar one to each other and most of them are empty. You can see how the place is degrading over time as well and it is always very crowded so it's hard to get good pictures in this place.
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