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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, ... 
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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
5-Hour Skip The Line Ultimate Discovery of Forbidden City Tour in Beijing, Beijing, Private ... 
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5-Hour Skip The Line Ultimate Discovery of Forbidden City Tour in Beijing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

This ultimate Forbidden City tour will take you see 18 palaces including The Antiquarium of The Palace Museum (Treasures Museum). It will provide you a deeper ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.00
The Essence of Beijing: the Summer Palace, Beijing Zoo and the Lama Temple, Beijing, Skip-the-Line ... 
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The Essence of Beijing: the Summer Palace, Beijing Zoo and the Lama Temple

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Join us to visit some of Beijing’s most famous sights. For this tour we will visit the Summer Palace, one of the best-preserved imperial gardens from the Qing ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.00
Beijing Private Day Trip to the Imperial Palaces: Summer Palace and Old Summer Palace With ... 
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Beijing Private Day Trip to the Imperial Palaces: Summer Palace and Old Summer Palace With Authentic Chinese Lunch

Spend a day to explore the beauty of the wonderful Chinese gardens on this private and personalized tour: Beauty, drama and history! This tour is ideal for the ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.60
Beijing City Tour: Temple of Heaven, Beijing Zoo and Boating at Summer Palace, Beijing, Private Day ... 
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Beijing City Tour: Temple of Heaven, Beijing Zoo and Boating at Summer Palace

Explore Beijing by boat and visit the Temple of Heaven, see the giant pandas at the Beijing Zoo, and visit the beautiful garden and lake at the Summer Palace.

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $205.00

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