The 2015 annual passes of the Forbidden City in Beijing go on sale this October. Visitors could buy real-name passes via its official website.
An annual pass is priced at CNY 300 (about USD 49), while passes catering to special groups including senior citizens and students cost CNY 150. Pass holders will be eligible to visit the museum 10 times in a year, according to the statement. Currently, an ordinary ticket costs CNY 60.
However, in order to ease the traffic in peak season, the passes cannot be used during the seven-day National Day holiday, beginning on Oct 1.