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.