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Beijing Layover Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City Tour

The Forbidden City, or Imperial Palace of Museum, is the largest palace complex in the world and UNESCO world heritage, which has more than 9000 chambers. And Tiananmen Square is one of the largest city square in the world which many historic allies and parades held here. Besides, Chairman Mao announced the establishment of the Peoples Republic of China. It meant a lot to Chinese people. If you have layover time at Beijing airport, add it to your list, and you wont regret!


Information you should know before booking tickets

1. Opening time: April-October 8:30am-5pm(Stop entering: 4:10pm)

                           November-March: 8:30am-4:30pm(Stop entering: 3:40pm)

2. Admission fee: $ 9 for peak season, $ 6 for low season

3. Forbidden City closes on every Mondays(except Chinese major holiday).

4. Admission limits up to 80,000 tourists every day.

5. It is imperative to have tourists full name and passport to book ticket and access.

6. Treasure Museum, Clock and Watch Museum need to buy ticket to access. (About $1.5 per person)


Hot to get to Forbidden City from Beijing airport?

After that, you can take a subway from Beijing airport to Line 1 Tiananmen West Station.

Routes: T2/T3 Terminals take airport subway--Dongzhimen Sation, transfer Line 2 to Jianguomen Station, then transfer Line 1, get off at Tiananmen West Station.


Before entering Tiananmen Square, tourists line up for security checking. If you book any tour on our website, you can use skip-the-line priority and quickly pass the line. After exploring Forbidden City, you can climb the nearby Jingshan Park, which a great place to have a birds view and panoramic view of whole Forbidden City.


If you would like to have a hassle-free and memorable tour in Beijing, take Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City layover tour.  A private tour has more flexible pickup time according to your flight arrival time, no other party will join. For group tour, pickup time at 7 or 9 am, you can make friends with other tourists from all over the world.

Kindly Notice:

Avoid weekends and Chinese major holidays.

There is no much shade in Forbidden City, youll better bring sunscreen, hat and 2 bottled water at least if visit in summer.

Do wear comfortable shoes.

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