The Palace Museum

Plan to spend at least a half day exploring the palatial, walled Forbidden City. Home to 24 Ming and Qing Dynasty emperors, the Forbidden City reportedly has 9,999 rooms. The Forbidden City houses The Palace Museum, which has a collection of more than 1 million pieces including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and seals.

The city is called forbidden because it used to be a palace city, so people like you and me were forbidden to enter. Some facts for you; it has more than 8,000 rooms, was home to 24 emperors, it is a World Cultural Heritage Site and listed in the 5 most important places on the planet. You’ll be overwhelmed by how big the Forbidden City is and it will take at least 3 hours to get around. The ticket costs 60 Yuan ($8.5).

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