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Palace Museum updates hours for Spring Festival

The Palace Museum has made some adjustments to its opening hours. With the Spring Festival approaching, many people are planning to visit the most famous museum in China. The museum has released its hours for the holiday season.

Opening hours will be from 8:30 am to noon on the Chinese New Year’s Eve. On Chinese New Year’s Day, the museum will be open from noon to 4:30 pm. No new visitors will be admitted 50 minutes prior to the closing time. Up to 25 ticket windows will be open, but visitors are advised to pre-order tickets online.

The Palace Museum was built in the 15th Century BC. It’s also known as the Forbidden City, serving as the home of emperors and their households for almost 500 years. It was listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, and houses an extensive collection of art work and artifacts from the Ming and Qing Dynasties.