We went to the Forbidden City. Paid CNY60. But it was really worth it. I spent my whole daytime there.
Tips: There are tonnes of tour guides. Wait patiently for the one that speaks your language.
Follow them. They will tell you some interesting tales & facts about the palace. The doors, gateway, bridges, staircases, etc all come in odd numbers. It is either 3, 5, 7 or 9.
The middle one is the path only taken by the emperor and his highest ranking ministers.
Visiting the Emperor`s bedroom. You thought it is a bench. In fact, it is a bed. The emperor was only 5 feet plus in height. Big bucket of waters are placed beside the large courts. If there was really a big fire, the bucket of water is not enough to extinguish the fire on such a large court. It is believed, water against wood, wood against gold, gold against fire. Fengshui said putting a bucket there, you won‘t get fire.