Forbidden City with Royal Icehouse Dining Experience

Forbidden City with Royal Icehouse Dining Experience
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$108
Duration: 6 hours
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Description

This 6-hour private tour is specially designed for the travelers who want to fully explore the Forbidden City. Besides the main buildings along the central axis, you will also visit some newly open area, such as the Turret, to have a bird’s view of the Forbidden City; see the Porcelain exhibition, former Imperial Library, Horologe Room (former ancestral temple), Treasure Rooms (former residence of the abdicated Emperor Qianlong) and a lot more. In addition, you will enjoy your lunch in one of the Icehouses in Forbidden City, and receive a free gift with your name painted inside a snuff bottle.

Meet your guide at 8:30 a.m. and start the tour from the East Gate of the Forbidden City. You will first walk along the beautiful moat, and then get inside the Forbidden City through the South Gate.

Main attractions as below:

  • City Wall and East Gate: Walk on the newly opened city wall to overlook the amazing Forbidden City; access to the East Gate to see the exhibition of the building materials of the Forbidden City.
  • Wenhua Hall and Wenyuan Pavilion: Former residence of the crown prince and now the porcelain exhibition room; one of the two buildings in the Forbidden City with black roof, dedicated to storing imperial books.
  • Three main halls in the outer court: Used by the emperor to work or celebrate important occasions, to treat high ranking officials, or to meet close officials before going to work.
  • Ningshou Palace Complex: First built as the living quarter for the abdicated Emperor Qianlong and later taken by Empress Dowager Cixi as a private residence. It is the largest palace complex inside the Forbidden City with a beautiful Nine Dragon Screen, a small but exquisite garden, the largest theatre, as well as some other buildings which are used for exhibiting treasures now.
  • Three main halls in the inner palace: They were the living quarters of the Emperor and Empress, as well as for the emperor to handle daily state affairs.
  • Cining Palace Complex: It's the residential area of the Empress Dowager and imperial concubines with a beautiful garden. You will access some newly opened houses to see the living and sitting rooms which are opened to tourists for the first time.
During this tour, you will have a very unique lunch experience at one of the Ice Houses of the Emperor. It used to be the Ice storage warehouse of the royal family.

After your tour is finished, your guide will send you back to your hotel.

This 6-hour private tour is specially designed for the travelers who want to fully explore the Forbidden City. Besides the main buildings along the central axis, you will also visit some newly open area, such as the Turret, to have a bird’s view of the Forbidden City; see the Porcelain exhibition, former Imperial Library, Horologe Room (former ancestral temple), Treasure Rooms (former residence of the abdicated Emperor Qianlong) and a lot more. In addition, you will enjoy your lunch in one of the Icehouses in Forbidden City, and receive a free gift with your name painted inside a snuff bottle.