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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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  • August 8, 2017
    The Meridian Gate is the main entrance into the Forbidden City and it is absolutely magnificent. What an introduction to the rest of the wonders you will see if you visit the Forbidden CIty. Get there...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    Afternoon activities in the Forbidden City inside. Often played Opera Bastille set over the afternoon activities of Decapitation said. Unfortunately, this school 評 says a lot of history is false, no matter how this macro 偉 tall door are worth a look.
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  • July 29, 2017
    All part of the experience of the forbidden city. Verify the size and thickness of the doors. Rub the brass handles, and is said to bring you good luck
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  • April 3, 2017
    This can be said as one of the symbols of China itself. The massive gate is awinspiring as you walk through it. Of the 3 entrieways you can only use the left or right. The center one is (was) deserved for the emperor himself
  • June 24, 2017
    just a cool area to check out
  • March 15, 2017
    Really great sight as the main entrance of the Forbidden City.
  • March 5, 2017
    Make sure to secure your ticket before 3PM, have 40 RMB and your passport ready. Largest palace in the world in the heart of Beijing.
  • June 11, 2017
    Esc good

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