Updated: 2013-01-30 07:24
"The 50 yuan ($8) ticket price is not high. But considering that the ticket price of the Forbidden City may influence other tourist attractions in Beijing, we could not raise it even if we wanted to."
Shan Jixiang, curator of the Palace Museum, or the Forbidden City, said on Monday that raising the ticket price is not an option for relieving the pressure of tourists on the palace.
(China Daily 01/30/2013 page2)