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Forbidden City issues annual passes

( Xinhua ) Updated: 2014-10-22 09:23:06

Forbidden City issues annual passes

The Palace Museum in Beijing has started sale of a one-year passes to better its service.[Photo by Shi Yan/Asianewsphoto]

The Forbidden City in Beijing has started sale of one-year passes to better its service, according to a statement from the museum on Tuesday.

Forbidden City issues annual passes

Palace Museum pilots half-price entrance tickets 

It is the first time the Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, has issued annual passes.

An ordinary pass is priced at 300 yuan (about $49), while passes catering to special groups including senior citizens and students cost 150 yuan.

Pass holders will be eligible to visit the museum 10 times in a year, according to the statement.

However, in order to ease the traffic in peak season, the passes can not be used during the seven-day National Day holiday, beginning on Oct 1, according to the statement.

Currently, a typical ticket costs 60 yuan.

 

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