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Beijing’s Forbidden City limits visitor numbers

Hall of Supreme Harmony, Forbidden City, Beijing.
Hall of Supreme Harmony, Forbidden City, Beijing. Image by See-ming Lee / CC BY 2.0

Visitors to the Palace Museum, better known as the Forbidden City, in Beijing will be limited to 80,000 per day as part of a new plan to up safety standards and create a better experience. Visitors now also must present ID to purchase tickets, and ticket windows for large tour groups have been done away with. Instead, visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets online. At its busiest, the Palace Museum has seen up to 100,000 visitors, which officials say threatens the safety of tourists and museum relics. Read more: chinadaily.com.cn