BJ01-10: Half-Day Forbidden City Private Tour

Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City Walking Tour
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  • Tour Style Private Tour
  • Departure Daily
  • Free Cancellation 24-hour Before
Welcome to join the half-day Forbidden City private tour. At around 08:30 this morning, your private guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel and then accompany you to take a taxi or subway to visit the Tiananmen Square. The public transportation fee is at your own expense. Taking a leisurely stroll at this city square, you can see many famous buildings of the country such as the Monument to the People's Heroes, Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao, Great Hall of the People, and so on.
Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
Forbidden City
Forbidden City
After walking through the square, we will come to the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient wooden architectural complex in the world. During the following 3 hours, your professional guide will lead to visit at least 14 most famous scenic spots of the Forbidden City, which include the towers, palaces, Gallery of Painting and Calligraphy, Clock and Watch Gallery, and Imperial Garden, etc.

The specific route is as follows:

In addition to the above planned route, we are also glad to tailor make a Forbidden City private tour based on your own needs. When the visit is finished, your guide will escort you back to your hotel by taxi or subway.

Friendly Tips: The half-day Forbidden City private tour will last for about 4 hours. You can also choose to start the tour in the afternoon. If needed, please contact your travel consultant in advance.
A splendid view of the Forbidden City
A splendid view of the Forbidden City
Tour Highlight
Forbidden City
The Forbidden City is located at the very center of Beijing. It covers totally 72 hectares (178 acres). The whole city is rectangular and surrounded by a 12-meter-high (13 yards) and 3,400-meter-long (3,700 yards) red wall as well as a 52-meter-wide (57 yards) moat, together making the city secure against assault. There are four gates in four directions of the city, respectively the Meridian Gate in the south, Divine Prowess in the north, East Prosperity Gate and West Prosperity Gate. Inside, the city is divided into two areas - the Outer Court and Inner Court. The former is for emperors to deal with state affairs and the latter is the area where emperors lived with their families.
Follow your knowledgeable guide to explore the Forbidden City in depth
Follow your knowledgeable guide to explore the Forbidden City in depth
The Outer Court mainly consists of three grand palaces: the Hall of Supreme Harmony for holding big ceremony like wedding and ascending ceremony, Hall of Central Harmony for emperors to have a rest before the ceremony, and Hall of Preserved Harmony for imperial banquets and final imperial examination presided over by the emperor. These palaces are all arranged along the Central Axis of the city.
Visit the grand palaces and learn about the imperial life in ancient times
Visit the grand palaces and learn about the imperial life in ancient times
Stepping into the Gate of Heavenly Purity, we will come to the Inner Court which centers Palace of Heavenly Purity, Hall of Celestial and Terrestrial Union, Palace of Earthly Tranquility. There are also six palaces on the West Wing and the other six on the East Wing. Together all these palaces formed the living area for royal families.

The Gallery of Clocks features dozens of old timepieces made in ancient China and overseas. In the past, these timepieces not only served as the practical timers, but also the precious tools for entertainment. From these exhibits, you can learn about how remarkable the ancient craftsmen were in making such complicate artworks. Also, the beautiful artworks in the Gallery of Painting and Calligraphy will show the development of art in ancient China which will definitely impress you a lot.
Inside the Palace of Heavenly Purity
Inside the Palace of Heavenly Purity
Imperial Garden
Imperial Garden
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