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“Six Hacks for Visiting the Forbidden City,” The Beijinger

I probably visit the Forbidden City five to six times a month either doing research or leading educational groups, and I’ve shared a few of my favorite hacks for a post on The Beijinger website.


6 Hacks for Visiting (and Actually Enjoying) the Forbidden City

The October holiday is around the corner and with it the promise of teeming crowds turning already packed historical sites into Satan’s mosh pit.

For many residents of Beijing, the LAST place to be during the holidays is the Forbidden City. But even during the busiest weeks, there are a few tricks which can make your visit to the Forbidden City tolerable, if not actually pleasant.