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Nine Dragon Screen at the Palace Museum
Nine Dragon Screen at the Palace Museum

Nine Dragon Screen at the Palace Museum Tours and Activities

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During a 1773 renovation of a northeastern section of the Forbidden City, a Nine Dragon Screen—common in palaces and gardens throughout China—was added to provide privacy and protection from evil spirits for Emperor Qianlong’s retirement villa. The screen depicts nine Chinese dragons, each playing with a pearl amid ocean waves.

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Forbidden City In-Depth Exploring Private 4-Hour Tour

Forbidden City In-Depth Exploring Private 4-Hour Tour

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See the Chinese imperial palace used from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty up close on this private, 4-hour tour of the Forbidden City, including special skip-the-line access. Along the way, you’ll also get to see Tiananmen Square and Jinshan Park. Please be aware that this tour doesn’t include transportation to and from the attractions, but your private guide can help you get a taxi or other form of transport (own expense).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.00
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4-Hour Skip-the-Line Small Group Discovery Forbidden City Tour with Hotel Pickup

4-Hour Skip-the-Line Small Group Discovery Forbidden City Tour with Hotel Pickup

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Breeze past the long entry lines to enjoy your pre-booked tour of the Forbidden City. Follow your tour guide to visit several palaces, including the lavish Antiquarium of the Palace Museum (Treasures Museum). Learn about the ancient history, culture, and traditions that helped shape the Forbidden City through your guide's engaging commentary. Entrance fees and hotel pickup in Beijing are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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2-Day Private VIP Sightseeing Tour of Beijing City Highlights and Great Wall

2-Day Private VIP Sightseeing Tour of Beijing City Highlights and Great Wall

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Don’t compromise on style when exploring Beijing. Travel by Audi, BMW, Mercedes, or Buick and lunch at Lost Heaven and Bai Jia Da Yuan on this 2-day private sightseeing tour. Along the way, check off all the key Beijing highlights: the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Lama Temple, Tiananmen Square, and the Great Wall at Mutianyu.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$648.00
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5-Hour Small Group Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Antiquarium

5-Hour Small Group Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Antiquarium

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Hear the stories behind Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square during a small-group walking tour in Beijing. After exploring the famous square, which is one of the world’s largest, you’ll make your way into the Forbidden City using a pre-booked ticket to avoid any long entrance lines. Explore all the key sites including the Imperial Garden, and discover fun facts about the Ming and Qing dynasties from your guide. Numbers are limited to just 12 people, and you can rest assured that no unwelcome factory or tourist shop visits are planned.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.00
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4 Hour Private Forbidden City Tour with Depth Exploring

4 Hour Private Forbidden City Tour with Depth Exploring

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Explore Beijing’s highlights in the company of a private guide on this flexible, half-day tour. Pick a start time that works best for you, and meet your guide directly at your hotel. Then, travel on foot, via taxi, or public transportation (own expense), to the iconic Tiananmen Square. Head next to the UNESCO-listed Forbidden City, where skip-the-line tickets help you beat the crowds. Finally, admire Jingshan Park before returning to your hotel.
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  • 4 hours
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$86.00
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3-Day Private Beijing Combo Package Tour with Night Show Option

3-Day Private Beijing Combo Package Tour with Night Show Option

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Discover Beijing and the mysteries of imperial China in this private 3-day Beijing classic tour. You will see the Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Lama Temple, the Great Wall of China, Hutong and a lot more! You can choose either Mutianyu or Huanghuacheng session based on your interests. Between April 1 to October 31, you can enjoy a boat ride at Huanghuacheng as it's a very unique water Great Wall session. Entrance fees, professional tour guide, local lunch and private vehicle are all inclusive in this tour combo package.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$498.00
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2-Day Private Beijing Sightseeing Tour with Night Show Option

2-Day Private Beijing Sightseeing Tour with Night Show Option

During this 2-day city tour, you will learn up to 3,000 years of Chinese history with a private professional tour guide. Visits include Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, Lama Temple, Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Great Wall, and Summer Palace. Except the tour, you also have chance to watch an amazing performance:Acrobatic Show or Kungfu Show. Entrance fees, local lunch, private transfer service, professional guide are inclusive.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$378.00
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What are Nine Dragon Screen at the Palace Museum hours of operation?
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Nine Dragon Screen at the Palace Museum hours of operation: April 1–Oct 31 8:30am–5pm; July 7–Aug 26 8am–5pm; Nov 1–March 31 8:30am–4:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Nine Dragon Screen at the Palace Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Nine Dragon Screen at the Palace Museum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Nine Dragon Screen at the Palace Museum costs USD 58.00. Guided Nine Dragon Screen at the Palace Museum tours start around USD 58.00 per person.
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