Forbidden City Lantern Festival
The Forbidden City is to be opened to the public at night for the first time in 94 years! The lantern festival show will take place on February 19 -20. To enter the Forbidden City to watch the lantern festival is free of charge but visitors must book in advanced online and there are only a limited numbers of bookings allowed. From 2012 to 2018 the open area of the Forbidden City has expanded from 30% to 80%.