Forbidden City opens to public at night for the first time in nearly a century for Lantern Festival


The Forbidden City, one of China’s famous tourist attractions, opened to the public at night for the first time in 94 years to celebrate the Spring Lantern Festival.

The impressive video, shot in Beijing on February 19, shows tourists enjoying a light show celebrating the Lantern Festival at the Palace Museum inside the Forbidden City.

It was the first time in nearly a century that the Forbidden City opened to tourists at night, as it normally closes around 4:30 pm in the winter and 5 pm in the summer.

6000 tickets for the two-night light show were available to book online, reports said.