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the Forbidden City will carry the new opening time from January 1st 2014.


In order to facilitate and repair the ancient architectures, protect collections, and depress reception capacity, the Beijing Palace Museum with the other name of the Forbidden City will carry the new opening time from January 1st 2014. The new opening time indicates that the Forbidden City will be closed on every Monday except national holidays and summer holiday of July 1st to Aug 31st. This measure is published by media press.






The Forbidden City was ever an imperial palace of Ming and Qing dynasties, built since 1420. It is the biggest and most well preserved wooden architecture in the world, listed the top of world-class top five palaces. Numerous visitors are attracted to come and visit the palace. The Forbidden City receives more than ten thousand visitors every day, even one hundred thousand on national holidays. The real tourist quantity outdistances its reception capacity. Therefore, based on the good intention of protection to the palace, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development made the above decision to close the palace on Monday. Visitors often spend 3 to 4 days in Beijing. So travel plan can be adjusted if confront with Monday.