To the east of the Great Wall at Ba Da Ling and 70 kilometers from the city is this restored section of the Great Wall. This ... More
To the east of the Great Wall at Ba Da Ling and 70 kilometers from the city is this restored section of the Great Wall. This three-kilometer stretch has 25 beacon towers, watch towers and lodging houses. Historically, the construction here required the largest number of laborers to construct and produced work of extremely high quality. It requires a more rigorous climb than Ba Da Ling, but the views are more striking and there are cable cars to take visitors to the top and the option of an exhilarating toboggan ride back down.
This place is an architectural treasure. There is no way you can see everything in the Forbidden City in one day. There are so many artifacts, antiques and works of art to look at. It is a must see for anyone who plans to visit Beijing.
Our third time visiting was a disappointment. The Forbidden City is definitely worth seeing, but will be better after renovations are completed. Don't bother with the audio tour. It's almost useless. The voice is clear, but it's GPS based. Once you've heard the entry you cannot repeat it, and it often gives the info before you're standing in the designated location. Roger Moore (prior audio tape) was far better - and rewindable. Nevertheless, it's a must see, despite the current limitations (walls around major buildings denying view and access.)
This is a very interesting place to visit. North of Tiananmen Square, has more than 9999 rooms. I didn't visit them all but I know how they look like by seeing one or two. Great tour. It is the number one place in Beijing. Ohh, by the way that guy who wrote a review spelled tiananmen square wrong. LOL!!
With the upcoming Olympics The Forbidden City is getting a long overdue facelift and the real beauty of the place is now shining through. Go there to savour the history and admire the architecture and remember it for what it was- it was fantastic and still is!
The Forbidden City is in the heart of Beijing. It's located across the street from Tienamen Square making this a must-see location for tourists. Wander around Tienamen Square before entering and get the feel of the uprising that ocurred in 1989. The Forbidden City gives a good idea of the grandeur of the lifestyle of former emperors. During these times common Chinese were not allowed to enter the city, so they now do so by the millions! Go early in the day to avoid crowds. Walk through the city to the end and then take a rickshaw ride through the hutongs for a day of sampling China's past.
What an impressive piece of history the Forbidden City is. Even though renovations were going on, I loved seeing it. We were there for hours. A sad note, one young woman selling souvenirs and post cards at the gate to the city, told me she has never been inside. Ticket price was too expensive for her.
i loved it it was very very exciting to think what actually went on around there in in ancient times!"" wowey super cool place! it was cool, it was sweet it was hot it was amazing it was kinda radically pimped and i loved the scenery did you know that i loved it there i could stay there forever if i had to but it was so cool the lions are awsome!
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