The rear end of the central axis stands the Imperial Palace which is elaborately decorated with hundreds of years' antique trees and strange-shape rocks with naturally chiseled numerous holes. Small garden paths are finely paved with colorful cobble stones. presenting pictures of human figures. sceneries. Chinese ancient fairy tales etc. Those above show a different angle of Forbidden City.
In 1988. Forbidden City is listed as "world cultural heritage" by UNESCO. It's also known as the Palace Museum as it houses an exhibition of more than 900.000 court treasures. As time goes by. more secrets would be discovered and more sections would be opened for visitors. Forbidden City is forever the masterpiece work in history. as well as in all people's hearts.
Tips of Visiting Forbidden City:
1.Service Centre besides the Meridian Gate. where you can rent wheelchairs and audio-guiding machines; Maps guiding non-barrier visiting routes provided for free for the physically challenged visitors;Brochures available.
Add: Non-barrier visiting routes and facilities(like elevators and escalators for climbing) available now.Follow the guiding map.
2.It's open for visitors all year round.
Daily openning time: Apr.1-Oct.31 08:30 - 17:00
Nov.1-Mar.31(next year) 08:30 - 16:30
Ticket stopping time: Apr.1-Oct.31 16:10
Nov.1-Mar.31(next year) 15:40
3.Ticket Price: Plain Season(Nov.1-Mar.31 next year) 40RMB/p.p.
Peak Season(Apr.1-Oct.31) 60RMB/p.p.
Stutents with Student ID 20RMB/p.p.
4.Approx.Time of Visiting: Half to one day.
5.Steps: about one hundred(including up and down);
Walking Distance: long. vertical distance about 1km.but breaks in between; Especially in hot summer time. bringing drinking water and wear hats are quite necessary;scarcely see shads.
6.Small shops available along the way for diposable digital cameras. memory chips.batteries drinks, ice-cream and other souvenirs.