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How To Get To Forbidden City

Plan your Beijing Tours?

Then you shouldn‘t miss the Forbidden City so called the Palace Museum.The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming

dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty,the years 1420 to 1912. It is located in the centre of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum.

It served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government for almost 500


How to get there:

By Bus:

To the Meridian Gate(Wu men), take bus No.1, 2, 10, 52, 59, 82, 99, 120, 126, 728, , Zhuan 1, Zhuan 2 to "Tian'an Men East" or take bus No. 1,

5, 10, 22, 52,99, 728, Zhuan 1, Zhuan 2, to "Tian'an men West". (Please note that the Merdian Gate is the ENTRANCE of the museum).

To the Gate of Divine Prowess (Shenwu men), take bus No. 101, 103, 109, 124, 609, 685, or Zhuan 1 and Zhuan 2, to "Gugong". (Please note

that the Gate of Divine Prowess is the EXIT of the museum).

By Subway:

Take Line 1 to "Tian'an men East" or "Tian'an men West" .


There is no parking outside the north and the south gates of the Palace Museum. The following public parking lots are located in the vicinity of the Forbidden City:

*Outside the East Prosperity Gate (Donghua men) ;

*In the back street of Jingshan Park;

*In front of the Front Gate of Beihai Park

Visitors are encouraged to visit the Museum via public transportation.

Taxi Stands:

According to the local traffic regulations,taxis are not allowed to stop at the Gate of Divine Prowess (Shenwu men).Visitors exiting this gate need to walk further either east or west to hail a taxi.Taxis are not available along Chang'an Avenue,which is in front of the Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'an men),the southern access to the Meridian Gate.