Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square Tour

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Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square Tour is a 2.9 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Dongcheng, Beijing, China that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.9 km Elevation Gain: 96 m Route Type: Point to Point

kid friendly




wild flowers

city walk

historic site

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. 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.

3 months ago

We did this trip in July of 2009. It was amazing, however very hot, humid. Bring plenty of water, and enjoy the history.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Thursday, June 22, 2017

If you visit Beijing, this is a must-see area of this historic city. Both the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square are VAST! Prepare for some walking! I clocked eight miles walked today. It was a rainy day, and those are the perfect kind of days to visit the heart of China. The crowds are gone, and the beauty is yours to behold!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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