Forbidden City raises limit on daily visitors to 30,000

The Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, announced yesterday (September 30) that it will be increasing its daily limit on visitors ahead of the eight-day National Day holiday.

Beginning from today, which is Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day in China, the museum will allow 30,000 visitors per day. This is a huge jump from the previous restriction of 12,000 which has been in place since late July. The decision to expand capacity comes as travel demand has surged for the Golden Week National Holiday and with China’s COVID-19 situation largely under control.

The museum was closed in late January because of the COVID-19 outbreak and reopened during the May Day holiday with a daily limit of 5,000 visitors.

Tickets can be purchased 10 days in advance via its official online ticketing system. However, all tickets have already been snapped up for the National Holiday period.

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