Since January 1st, 2014, except for legal holidays and summer holidays (from July 1st to August 31th each year), Palace Museum is closed all day on Monday. It has a positive effect to the renovation of ancient buildings in Palace Museum, the protection of the imperial palace collections and visitors' services.
Tip 1, Tickets
The Palace Museum has two different ticket system, which is off season
ticket and in season ticket. Of course the ticket in season is more
expensive. But you could have a preferential ticket if you are a student
or the special guest.
The Palace Museum will
receive a lot of tourist around 1, April to 31, October, therefore the
ticket goes to 60 RMB for each person ( this ticket is not allowed to
visit the Treasure Hall and the clock section).
The off season is
around 1, November to 31, March, every single ticket sales as 40 RMB for
each person ( and this ticket is not allowed to visit the Treasure Hall
and the clock section also).
The Treasure Hall belongs to the
Palace of Tranquil Longevity and place included the opera house, the
ticket sales as 10 RMB for each person. The clock section belongs to the
Hall for Ancestry Worship, and the ticket is 10 RMB for each person
also. By the way, Children can be free to visit who is below the height
of 1.2 meters.
The preferential policies on tickets (all the preferential policies are not including the Treasure Hall and the clock section)
1. The primary, middle schools and colleges could buy the ticket with
the student's identity card or the recommendation of schools, the ticket
for a student is 20 RMB for each person (this policy is included the
international student, but not including adult education and
2. The old people who is 60 years old or above could have 50% ticket with valid documentation.
3. Children could visit free of charge who is under 14 years old (
including 14) at every Children's day and there is a parent who visit
with the kid could have 50% ticket.
4. The disabled could visit in free of charge with credentials.
5. Women could enjoy 50% ticket in every Women's Day.
Tip 2, The best time for traveling the Palace Museum
is the warm temperate zone continental monsoon climate, four seasons,
dry and cold winter, windy and dusty will visit sometimes. The average
temperature of January is -4 ℃，July's average temperature is 26 ℃. So
the best time to visit the Palace Museum is around the last ten-day of
April to the first ten-day period of June, and the last ten-day of
August to November.
The Palace Museum is the center of Beijing
city, therefore this place brings a lot of visitors every day. Then,
visit the Palace Museum around the last ten-day of April to the first
ten-day period of June is better for tourist, cause the tree turns to
green and flower is everywhere around this period. More about Beijing tripadvisor and wikitravel Beijing here.