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Meridian Gate (Wu Men), Beijing

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Meridian Gate (Wu Men) represents the southern and only public entrance to the Forbidden City compound. With a height of 38 m (125 ft), the large red gate features a concave layout with phoenix-like towers on all four sides. Observe the gate's central arch, which was once reserved solely for the emperor--the empress passed this way only on her wedding day. Above the arches, the Ming and Qing dynasty emperors inspected their troops and issued imperial proclamations from the gatehouse. Once you pass the gate and the Inner Golden River Bridges, inspect the grand square and the rest of the majestic Forbidden City. Plan to visit Meridian Gate (Wu Men) during your Beijing vacation using our convenient Beijing vacation route planner.
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  • This is where Chairman Mao's famous image is featured looking out over Tiananmen Square. There are 3 openings in the wall here through which all visitors must pass. When occupied, only the Emperor cou...  more »
  • This door has the name came with the belief that Meridian line drawn through lines here and make the forbidden city is the center of the universe, through the Golden Gate bridge-this Bridge will Stream to see buildings on the Palace grounds. Entrance door with 3 in. The corridor is a corridor of Emperor chongklang in.
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  • Very emotional place to visit but has wonderful ancient Chinese architecture which makes this site well worth a visit if you are in Beijing  more »
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  • nice place, it's difficult to use Google here!
  • One of the main gates of the Forbidden City. Also, this is where most tourists where enter the Forbidden City through this gate, where there are strict security checks. This is especially true after the incident that occurred at Tiananmen Square nearby in 2013.
  • An impressive gate.
  • Grand, imposing, very very crowded. One of the must sees in Beijing._
  • Super cool entrance to a great place.

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