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  • Address: 4 Jingshan Qianjie
  • Hours: Open: Apr 1 - Oct 31: 8:30am - 5pm; Jul 7 - Aug 26: 8am - 5pm; Nov 1 - Mar 31: 8:30am - 4:30pm. Closed Monday Afternoons except holidays.
  • Admission: Adult: Apr 1 - Oct 31: CNY 60; Nov 1 - Mar 31: CNY 40. Student: CNY 20

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Imperial Garden of the Palace Museum

As you walk along the north-south axis of the Forbidden City, you’ll eventually walk through the Gate of Terrestrial Tranquility and into the Imperial Garden of the Palace Museum (not to be confused with the imperial garden at the Summer Palace), the final section of the palace before the north gate exit. Built in 1417 during the Ming Dynasty, the 3-acre (12,000-square-meter) traditional Chinese garden served as a private green space for the imperial family living within the palace.

Unlike gardens in the West, Chinese gardens typically contain various structures, ponds and pavilions with pathways winding between, and the Imperial Garden is no exception. You’ll find around 20 structures within the garden, including the Hall of Imperial Peace in the center. Just in front of the hall, you’ll notice a pair of trees that appear as if embracing. These 400-year-old consort pines are thought to symbolize harmony between the emperor and empress. Pavilions at the four corners of the garden represent the four seasons.

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Imperial Beijing Private Tour: Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Jingshan Park with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Learn about China’s capital city on this guided sightseeing tour. Your private guide will share interesting stories and facts about Beijing’s history as you ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $133.00

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