In February I had a chance to visit Palace Museum, or we say Forbidden City. But there were mountains of people so that I gave up.
Maybe the museum manager heard these voice people can only book a ticket from the internet. When you finished payment a message will come to your cellphone, saying “you need to bring ID to visit.”
I brought my ID and put it on the reader. Just seconds the authentication was finished. Amazing.
If you want to reserve a ticket via Internet go to gugong.228.com.cn and make it happen.
To access Palace Museum you can take a subway Line 1 to Tiananmen West or Tiananmen East.
Although there are many gates for the Palace the south gate is supposed to be entry and the north gate exit.