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Forbidden City Launches Mobile Apps for Visitors


China's Palace Museum, otherwise known as Forbidden City, has launched a free tour guide mobile application for tourists.

The app can be downloaded from mobile app stores and the museum's official website, according to a statement by the museum on Thursday.

The app features detailed guide information about the palaces, halls and buildings in the Forbidden City, and it will also provide routes for finding services and itinerary suggestions according to visitors' GPS locations.

The Palace Museum launched two iPad applications based on its collections last year, and three others will follow this year, according to the statement.

The app allows visitors to tour the Forbidden City step by step interactively. 

The new app also allows visitors to learn background information about the Forbidden City. 

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