How to Take a Bus or Taxi at the North Gate of Forbidden City

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English signboard on how to take a bus or taxi at Forbidden City North Gate

After their visit of Forbidden City and exit from its north gate, most of the visitors want to continue their day trips to other attractions or destinations in Beijing like Jinshan Park ( just opposite the north gate of Forbiden City), Wangfujing Street, Beijing Zoo, Summer Palace, Fragrance Hill, Temple of Heaven, Badaling Great Wall, Beijing Railway Station, Beijing West Railway Station, Beijing South Railway Station…,

But many people are totally bewildered by Jinshan Front Street in front of the north gate of Forbidden City, which is inaccessible and blocked by fences on both sides of the road. And visitors are at a loss on how to take a bus, taxi or subway since there are no buses, no taxis and no subway lines by the north gate of Forbidden City.

As a matter of fact, at the north tip of the open area in front of the north gate of Forbidden City, there is a signboard written in English keeping you informed of Beijing public trasnportation by the north gate.

1. Jinshan Park ( Prospect Hill or Coal Hill )
Jinshan Park is just opposite the north gate of Forbidden City, but you are not allowed to cross the street. To visit Jinshan Park ( Prospect Hill ), you are advised to use the underpass 20 meters in the west.

2. Beihai Park Beijing
This park is approxi 800 meters west of the north gate of Forbidden City, just 10-minute walking.

 3. Summer Palace
First take the underpass to cross the street and walk west to the Bus No.103 and get off at Beijing Zoo Station, then connect Bus 332 for Summer Palace.

4. Badaling Great Wall

Walk westward and find the Bus No.5 and drop off at Deshengmen, then connect Bus 919 for Badaling Great Wall.

5.
Temple of Heaven
Walk westward for 30 meters and take Bus 814 and get off at Dong Dan, Chongwenmen and Temple of Heaven.

6. Wangfujing Street or Beijing Railway Station

Walk west for 30 meters and take trolley bus No.103 and get off at Wangfujiang or Beijing Railway Station.

7. Beijing West Railway Station

Take the underpass to cross the street and Take bus 109 and get off at Xuanwumen, connect bus No.9 or 703 for Beijing West Railway Station.

8. Beijing South Railway Station

Walk west for 500 meters and take Bus No. 05 and get off at Qianmen, connect Bus 20 for Beijing West Railway Station.

9.Tiananmen Square or Subway Line 01

Walk west for 500 meters and take Bus No. 05

10. How to take a Beijing Taxi

Walk west for 50 meters and call a cab.

11. How to take Beijing Subway Tour

Metro Line 1: dropp off at Tiananmen West or Tiananmen East Station, walk north through the Tiananmen Tower (Gate of Heavenly Peace), and then you’ll find the Meridian Gate (south gate) of the Forbidden City.
Metro Line 2: drop off at Qianmen Station and walk north through the Tiananmen Tower.

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