Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square Tour

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Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square Tour is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Anheqiaocun, Beijing, China that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

1.8 miles
495 feet
Point to Point

kid friendly

nature trips



wild flowers


city walk

Half-day walking tour includes highlights of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. If walls could talk, visitors to the Forbidden City would hear tales of opulence beyond their wildest dream, from daily 100-course meals to harems of 9,000 concubines. Alas, we can only wander through the massive palace and infer what lives these exalted emperors led from the structures left behind. Officially titled the Imperial Palace, the Forbidden City earned its common name from the fact that ordinary citizens weren't allowed to approach the complex during the 500 years of its use. After visiting the palace, get a different impression of China's rulers in the adjacent Tiananmen Square, where you can pay a visit to Mao Zedong himself. While some tourists choose to spend several days exploring the Forbidden City, those with limited time can see plenty with this half-day walk. The walk includes several main structures of the Forbidden City as well as the highlights of Tiananmen Square.

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