The Forbidden City in Beijing is going to turn into a sea of people during the upcoming national holiday from October 1-7. But if you absolutely must visit it at the same time as an estimated 182,000 others and want to avoid being disappointed at the ticket office, do the wise thing and buy your ticket online in advance. To do so, go to http://gugong.228.com.cn, a website specifically set up to handle the upcoming surge in tourists.
What’s more, refunds are available if you call the following hotline before 18:00 if you decide to change your mind: 4006 228 228.
Where: 4 Jingshan Qianjie, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Tel: 010 8500 7421
How much: 60 RMB/person
Opening hours: 8:30-17:00
Getting there: take subway line 1 to Tiananmen East station
Source: eChinacities.com, Sep 27, 2013.