The Forbidden City is one of Beijing’s top sights, which can mean large crowds and long ticket lines. Make the most of your time, and avoid long waiting times by pre-booking your ticket in advance, to make getting in a stress-free experience. No need to bring paper tickets with you—entry is accessed by using your passport at the main entrance.
No strict schedules—explore the Forbidden City at your own pace
Avoid the hassle of waiting in long lines by booking entry in advance
Easy entrance procedure—simply show your passport at the gate
Lots of variety—see paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, and beautiful gardens
Too hot, too crowded, too rushed, too stressful. Didn't see anything. Crowds were so pushy and intense that one feared being crushed at times. Impossible to take anything in. The Audio Guide is a complete waste. Tells you almost nothing that you can't read in the most cursory Wikipedia entry. We went on Saturday morning.
Its really hard to buy Forbidden City Tickets in the end of August in such a peak season. Our staff get up in the midnight in order to refresh the offical website to get the tickets for you,we dont want anyone who back home with a regret that not have seen the Forbidden City. We thanks very much for your feedback but d this product is not a tour product, its only a ticket, and we would like to see you enter the gate smoothly, but please undertand that we can not control the amount of visitors, the weather, the traffics, I wish you keep a happy mood, and may suggest others to visit the Fobidden City avoiding peak seasons or holidays. We wish you have the most beautiful memory in Beijing.