Recommendation by Lemi
Enter the world of China’s royalty at the Forbidden City, the largest palace complex in the world! It became the home of 24 emperors throughout the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Inside the compound, there are about 800 buildings and more than 9,000 rooms! It will take days to fully explore the place, but the key attractions should only take a few hours if you stick to the Central Axis. Must-see’s include the Gate of Heavenly Peace for a spectacular view of Tiananmen Square; the Hall of Supreme Harmony, which held various royal celebrations; and the Imperial Garden, where you’ll encounter 400-year-old trees.
Open today: 08:30-17:00
Dongcheng District, Beijing, China