• Busy in Summer! 
    Book Your Tickets 5 Days in Advance!

    The daily visitor quota for Forbidden City is 80,000; and in summer time,  all 80,000 tickets were easy to sold out 2-4days in advance online. 
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Notice: We recommend to book the tickets  5 days in advance. The daily visitor quota for Forbidden City is 80,000; and in summer time,  all 80,000 tickets were easy to sold out 2-4days in advance online. 

E-tickets, Skip the Line

Our tickets is E tickets, no paper tickets needed when check in the sight. Just show your passport when check in the site at the selected entry time and date. No need to queue in line to collect your paper tickets at tickets counter. 

No Sign-in, Easy Book & Pay

No need to sign in, booking  process is rather easy by using our advanced tickets booking engine. Your will get an fast confirmation from us after successful payments through Paypal. Credit Card is supported. 

Free Change or Cancellation

Your travel plans changes? No worry, we offer the most flexiable change or cancellation policy for customers. You just need to submit your change or cancellation notice via email within 12 hours prior to selected entry time. It's Free. 

About the Forbidden City (The Palace Museum)

Hours
Admissions
Import Info
Regulations
Directions
FAQ
Hours

Opening Hours

 Seasons Opening Hours Stop EntryStop Ticketing
 April 1st - October 31st 8:30 - 17:00 16:10 16:00
 November 1st - March 31s 8:30 - 16:30 15:40 15:30
OPEN Tuesday - Sunday
CLOSED Mondays (except for national holidays) 

*The Palace Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday all year round and on national holidays that fall on Mondays, except for the eve of the Spring Festival. 
*There may be temporary closures which cannot always be scheduled in advance, since they are frequently caused by unforeseen circumstances. The management of the Museum would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Admissions

The Palace Museum is limiting the daily number of visitors to 80,000, and now require both individual visitors and tourist groups book tickets in advance online, Foreign visitors are required to provide passport numbers during the online booking. 

 Admission Main Entrance Treasure Gallery (Zhenbao guan)  Hall of Clocks (Zhongbiao guan)
 April 1st – October 31stFree (Children 0-6)
$4.99(Teenagers7-18)
 $8.99 (Adult 19-59)
$5.99 (Senior 60+)

Free (Children 0-6)
$0.99(Teenagers7-18)
 $1.59 (Adult 19-59)
$0.99 (Senior 60+)
Free (Children 0-6)
$0.99(Teenagers7-18)
 $1.59 (Adult 19-59)
$0.99 (Senior 60+)
 November 1st – March 31st Free (Children 0-6)
$3.99(Teenagers7-18)
 $7.99 (Adult 19-59)
$4.99 (Senior 60+)
Free (Children 0-6)
$0.99(Teenagers7-18)
 $1.59 (Adult 19-59)
$0.99 (Senior 60+)
Free (Children 0-6)
$0.99(Teenagers7-18)
 $1.59 (Adult 19-59)
$0.99 (Senior 60+)

The rates included the transcations fees charged by third party payments provider. 

Import Info
  • The tickets is E-tickets, so there is no paper ticket needed to enter the Forbidden City.
  • Please bring your passport with you when entering the Forbidden City(The Palace Museum)
  • You will get instant confirmation from us via email after successful booking and payments. 
  • If you have to change your visiting date or cancel your tickets, please send us an email within 12hours prior to selected entry time. There is no change or cancellation fee. It's free. 
Regulations
Regulations

-Smoking is strictly forbidden inside the Palace Museum. 

-Scratching surfaces and graffiti are strictly prohibited. 

-Please watch your personal belongings. 

-No pets.



Photography Policy: 


1. Photography is permitted for private, non-commercial use outdoors throughout the Forbidden City, except for sites or areas with "No Photography" signs. 

2. Visitors are not permitted to take photographs inside halls with original interior decoration whether on the central axis or the west route. 

3. The use of tripods and flash is prohibited in both special and permanent exhibitions. 

4. Works of art on loan from other institutions, domestic and abroad, may not be photographed. 

5. Photography is prohibited in some of the gift shops as indicated. 

6. For special photography, please contact the Director's Office (Fax: (8610)8500-7415, gugong@dpm.org.cn). 

7. The Museum reserves the right to make any necessary adjustments to its photography policy.

Directions

Getting to Forbidden City (The Palace Museum)


Entrance: Wumen (Meridian Gate) -South Gate of the Forbidden City(The Palace Museum)


Walking Direction:  Tian'anmen-Duanmen-Wumen(Entrance)


Metro: Tian'anmen West(天安门西) or Tian'anmen East(天安门东) Line 1 


Public Bus: 

Tian'anmen West(天安门西)of Bus Line:1、5、52、99, Night Line1,  Seghtseeing Line 1,2  

Tian'anmen East (天安门东) of Bus Line: 1、120、2、52、59、82、99,  Night Line1、2、17,  Sightseeing Line1、2    

FAQ

1. How to pick up your tickets and enter the Palace Museum?

On the day of visiting, you will need to go to the Forbidden City and check in by yourself. Just show up with your passports on the date and time selected and scan them to check in directly at the entrance to the Forbidden City and its inside galleries. You don't need paper tickets to enter the Forbidden City.


2. Could I change or cancel the tickets?

Yes, you could change or cancel the tickets 12hours prior to designated entry time. We support free Change & Cancellation if sending the request by email within 12hours before the designated entry time.  Cancellation or change withing 12 hours are not supported. 

3. Could I pay for the tickets by credit card?
Yes, we support the payments by credit card via paypal. 

4.Can I buy the tickets on spot? 
It is not recommended to do so, since there’s possibility that the tickets are sold out. Only 80,000 tickets are available per day.

Photo & Highlights