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Asia > China > Beijing > The Forbidden City > Useful Info
Updated on May 06, 2018 Useful Info

Best spot to capture the view of the entire forbidden city

JingShan Park across from the North Game Exit of The Forbidden City (the only gate you can get out from) gives you a bird-eye view of The Forbidden City.

  • Better to visit Forbidden City first THEN JingShan Park as the North gate of Forbidden City is exit only
  • Climb to the top of Mount Jing inside JingShan Park(景山公园), where you will find a Chinese gazebo
  • Skip if it's a foggy or hazy day, you won't be able to see anything
  • Go early or be patient as the peak is crowded
  • JingShan Park Info:
  • Tickets: 2rmb (Student Ticket 1rmb, free for 65+) Ticket sale finishes 30min before closing
  • Hour: Nov-March: 6:30-20:00, Apr-Oct: 6:00-21:00
  • You need probably just 1 hr inside
  • JingShan Park Transportation:
  • North Entrance: Bus 111、124、210, get off at "JingShanDongMeng(景山东门站);
  • South Entrance:Bus 101、103、109、124、202、211、609、614、619、685、Dedicated bus line 1、Dedicated bus line 2, get off at Forbidden City (故宫站);
  • West Entrance:Bus 5、609, get off at XiBanQiao stop (西板桥站)