Forbidden City Beijing

Beijing has the largest number of tourist attractions in China. Visitors can find all types of tourist spots in Beijing – historical, cultural, natural and modern.  The must see places are The Great Wall of China and Forbidden City.

A lot of independent travelers often want to know places to see in Beijing, so we create a list of entrance tickets of main tourist attractions in Beijing (北京/ Peking) and hope it can make you Beijing sightseeing easier.

Forbidden City (Palace Museum / 故宫)

Admission Fee: CNY 40 (Nov. 1 to the next Mar. 31); CNY 60 (Apr. 1 to Oct. 31)
CNY 10 for the Treasure Gallery; CNY 10 for the Clock and Watch Gallery

Opening Hours: (Closed on Mondays)

8:30 to 16:30 (Nov. 1 – the next Mar. 31); tickets not available after 15:30 and last entry at 15:40.
8:30 to 17:00 (Apr. 1- Oct.31); tickets not available after 16:00 and last entry at 16:10.

The Forbidden City limits the daily number of visitors to 80,000, and we recommend individual visitors book tickets in advance online at (only Chinese version available). Foreign visitors are required to provide passport numbers and full names when book tickets online. For details, visit  If  you do not have online reservation, please visit the site in the morning, there are usually tickets available in the morning. 
Join Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace Bus Tour – $38

Badaling Great Wall (八达岭长城)

Admission Fee: CNY 45 (Apr. 1 to Oct.31); CNY 40 (Nov.1 to Mar.31)
Cable Car: CNY 60 (single trip); CNY 80 (round trip)
Pulley: CNY 30 (single trip); CNY 60 (round trip)
Opening Hours: 06:30-19:00 (In summer); 07:00-18:00 (In winter)
Join Badaling Great Wall & Ming Tombs Tour for only USD28/person

Mutianyu Great Wall (慕田峪长城)

Admission Fee: Adults (including children above 1.5M): CNY45; Children (1.2-1.5M): CNY25; Free for children below 1.2M
Ferry Car: RMB10/single way RMB15/round way
Cable Fee (Optional): Adults (including children above 1.3M): CNY100 for a single trip, CNY120 for a round trip;
Slideway Fee (Optional): CNY100 for a round trip
Opening Hours: 8:00-17:00

If you want to visit Mutianyu Great Wall by public bus, please visit How to Go to Mutianyu Great Wall from Beijing.
The Mutianyu Great Wall ticket office is 3 kilometers away from the entrance of the wall. There are shuttle buses between them. Ticket price is CNY 10 for one way and CNY 15 for round way.

Join Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tomb tour – $35
Join Mutianyu Great Wall Bus Tour (Non shopping) – $45
Mutianyu Great Wall tour by bus – USD25
Join Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall Bus Tour – $40

Simatai Great Wall (司马台长城)

Admission Fee: Adults (including children above 1.5M)  CNY40; Children (1.2-1.5M)  CNY20; Free for children below 1.2M
Ferry Car: Free
Cable Fee (Optional):  CNY80 for a single trip, CNY120 for a round trip
Opening Hours: April – October 8:00-18:00; November – March 8:00-17:30
Open area: From East Tower No.1 to East Tower No.10
Note: In order to protect the Great Wall and let visitors have a safe and pleasant tour, Simatai Great Wall limits the daily visitors to be maximum 1,200 tourists in normal days. Tourists can make an online reservation 1-10 days in advance at, Reservations tourists can take free shuttle bus to the Great Wall at 10:00am, 12:00am, 2:00pm. The shuttle bus back time is at 12:30、13:30、15:30、16:30. Visitors without advance reservation are not guaranteed to get the tickets.

Jinshanling Great Wall (金山岭长城)

Admission Fee: CNY 65 (Mar. 16 – Nov. 15); CNY 55 (Nov. 16- the next Mar.15)
Cable Way: CNY 80 (round-way) ; CNY 40 (one-way)
Jinshanling Great Wall Bus Tour – $55
Notice:  Jinshanling Great Wall is closed from May 31 to Dec 31, 2017 for renovation. This tour will be not available during the period.  

Juyongguan Pass of Great Wall (居庸关长城)

Admission Fee: CNY 45 (April 1 – Oct.31); CNY 40 (Nov. 1 – March 31)
Opening Hours: 08:30 – 17:00

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan / 颐和园)

Admission Fee: Nov.1 – Mar.31(next year)  20Yuan Apr.1 – Oct.31 30
Opening Hours: 7:00-17:00 6:30-18:00

Ming Tombs (明陵)

Admission Fee:
Changling: CNY 45 (Apr. 1 to Oct. 31); CNY 30 (Nov.1 to the next Mar. 31)
Opening Hours: 8:00 to 17:30
Dingling: CNY 60 (Apr. 1 to Oct. 31); CNY 40 (Nov.1 to the next Mar. 31)
Opening Hours: Dingling: 8:00 to 18:00
Sacred Way: CNY 30 (Apr. 1 to Oct. 31); CNY 20 (Nov.1 to the next Mar. 31)
Opening Hours: 8:00 – 18:00
Note: Ticket-selling stops about half an hour before the closing time. In low season (Nov. 1 – the next Mar. 31), the opening time is half an hour later and the ticket stopping time and closing time are half an hour ahead of the above schedule.

Temple of Heaven (天坛公园)

Admission Fee: Nov.1-Mar.31 (next year) CNY 30 Apr.1-Oct.31 CNY 35
Opening Hours: 06:00-22:00

Yonghe Lamasery (雍和宫)

Admission Fee: CNY 25
Opening Hours: 9:00 to 17:00

Beihai Park (北海公园)

Admission Fee:
Park Admission: CNY 10 (Apr.1 to Oct. 31); CNY 5 (Nov. 1 to Mar. 31)
Hours: 06:30 – 20:00

The Water Cube (The National Aquatics Center / 水立方)

Admission Fee: CNY 30
Opening Hours: 9:00 to 21:00

The Birds Nest (Beijing National Stadium / 鸟巢)

Admission Fee: CNY 50
Opening Hours: 09:00~19:00 (April 1 – October 31) 09:00~17:00 (November 1 – the next March 31)

Eastern Qing Tombs  (清东陵)

Admission Fee:
CNY 150 (including the Sacrificial Ceremony)
CNY 120 (excluding the Sacrificial Ceremony)
Opening Hours:08:00 to 18:00 (tombs are closed before 17:00 in winter)

Western Qing Tombs (清西陵)

Admission Fee:
Admission Fee: CNY122 at peak season (Apr.1 – Oct.31)/ CNY 82 at low season (Nov.1 – the next Mar.31)
Opening Hours: 8:40 to 17:30

Old Summer Palace (Ruins of Yuanmingyuan / 圆明园)

Admission Fee: CNY 10
Sites of European Palaces: CNY 15
Opening Hours: 07:00-19:00 (May-August) 07:00-18:30 (April, September and October) 07:00-17:30 (January, February, March, November and December)

Prince Gong’s Mansion (恭王府)

Admission Fees: CNY 40 for entrance charge; CNY 70 including entrance charge, fare for a local guide, listening to the opera and tasting the snack.
Opening Hours: 7:30 – 16:30 (March to November); 8:30 – 16:30 (other months)

Beijing Bell and Drum Towers (钟鼓楼)

Admission Fee: CNY 15 (Bell Tower) ; CNY 20 (Drum Tower)
Opening Hours: 09:10 to 17:00

Marco Polo Bridge (Lugou Bridge / 卢沟桥)

Admission Fee: CNY 20
Opening Hours: 07:00 to 19:00 (April 1 – October 31) 08:00 to 17:00 (November 1 – the next March 31)

Ancient Observatory (古观象台)

Admission Fee: CNY 10
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 18:00 (summer); 09:00 to 16:30 (winter)

Fragrant Hill Park (香山公园)

Admission Fee: Apr. 1 to Nov. 15: CNY 10 / Nov. 16 to Mar. 31: CNY 5

Opening Hours
Apr. 1 – Jun. 30: 06:00 to 18:30
Jul. 1 – Aug. 31: 06:00 to 19:00
Sep. 1 – Nov. 15: 06:00 to 18:30
Nov. 16 – Mar. 31: 06:00 to 18:00

Beijing Zoo (北京动物园)

Entrance Fee (including the Panda House): CNY 19 (Apr. 1 to Oct. 31); CNY 14 (Nov. 1 to the next Mar.31)
Opening Hours:7:30 – 18:00 (Apr. 1 to Oct. 31); 7:30 – 17:00 (Nov. 1 to the next Mar.31)

Beijing Happy Valley (北京欢乐谷)

Admission Fee: All Inclusive Ticket: CNY 180 (Mar.16 – Nov.15) ; CNY 150 (Nov.16 – the next Mar.15)
Opening Hours: Mar.16 – Nov.15: 09:00-18:30 (weekdays); 08:30-18:30 (weekends) Nov.16 – Mar.15: 10:00-17:30 (weekdays); 09:30-17:30 (weekends)

Beijing Capital Museum (首都博物馆)

Entrance Fee: Free of charge, but visitors need to book in advance. Reservation Website: (Reservation should be made at least a day before the visit)
Reservation Number: 010-63393339 (09:00-17:00)
Inquiry Number: 010-63370491/63370492
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday; 09:00 – 17:00 (admission before 16:00)

Hope these Beijing points of interest can

Update: Aug 30, 2017