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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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TripAdvisor
  • Gates are impressive. Immediately clear: Zoom, a recognizable particular style. Immediately want to go inside, to see and learn more. Highly recommend to be in Beijing and will not go to the forbidden city is a loss.
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  • a fitting entrance to the forbidden city with lots of historical interest to take in right at the start of the city 
  • By its gates joins in the inner enclosure of the forbidden city. Recently been added many new box office, which decreased the tiresome queues. Cause right AWE through the tunnels to access the interior. Feel the sensation of penetrating into another world and another Time.
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Google
  • 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.