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Discover The Forbidden City- Outer Court

by Roy Li's Beijing Tours

Public experiences are in English unless specified as otherwise

  • Location
    Beijing, China
  • Duration
    1h (Public) / 1h (Private)
  • Group Size
    Up to guests (Public) Custom (Private)
  • Language(s)
    • English,
    • 中文 (Chinese)


The Forbidden City also known as Palace Museum.

The Palace Museum was established on October 10, 1925. It is compatible with buildings, collections and rich palace history and culture. The Forbidden City where it is located covers an area of 106.09 hectares, which is the largest existing Museum in the world. The best preserved ancient palace complex with wooden structure represents the highest achievement of Chinese traditional official architecture.

The orderly and magnificent architectural complex in the Forbidden City is recognized as the most representative symbol of the traditional culture of the Chinese nation both at home and abroad.

In 1961, the Forbidden City was announced by the State Council as the first batch of national key cultural relics protection units. It was listed in the world heritage list by UNESCO in 1987. Today, with an annual audience of 17 million, the Forbidden City ranks first among all museums and world cultural heritages in the world.

It is also known as the "Forbidden Palace" in English. The palace was "forbidden" in the sense that, aside from members of the imperial household, no one could enter it without the Emperor's permission.

Today, the site is most commonly known as Gugong in Chinese, which means the "Former Palace." The museum which is located in these buildings is known as the "Palace Museum". In the Manchu language it is called Dabku-ri dorgi hoton, which literally means the "Layered Inner City."

Welcome you join me to explore the Forbidden City!

Public Experience Private/Custom Experience
Who You will be one of several joining the experience from across the globe. Exclusive experience for you and/or your party
Interaction You will get a chance to ask questions, however, the guide will be attending to all participants. You will get more one on one time with your guide throughout the experience.
Experience Standard, curated for the public. You can make custom requests to your interests.
When Choose from an available time. Choose from an available time slot or request a specific date and time.
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Roy Li
Roy Li's Beijing Tours

Welcome to China and Beijing. My name is Roy Li, a professional English tour guide & tour operator and I have the guide certificate issued by the Beijing government. I have been a tour guide and tour operator since 2010! China is one of the four ancient civilizations, and I am proud of great Chinese history, but I know every country has its own unique and excellent culture. I am really happy to share everything about China with my travelers, come and see China with us!