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Meridian Gate (Wu Men), Beijing

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#9 of 185 in Historic Sites in Beijing
Architectural Building Historic Site
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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  • Entered security door is vicinity of afternoon activities place after place, individual Gate 顯 very tall, a sense of history 滄 sang. Before the impression is the electronic reviews in the works when "cannot door problem Zhan".
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  • Be sure to get to see the forbidden city. Expenses to three and to see the forbidden city, we wish to see the real thing just once after going to pass on the inside, for lack of a simple snack or water facilities, so be sure to put things like that. People's Republic of China most important cultural properties are the lack of a lot of restaurants or shops and one bite too many do so firmly.
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  • This wonderful wooden gate is beautifully painted in Golden and other colours and represent the once believed myth of the Qing Dynasty emperor that this place was the centre of the earth and hence, na...  more »
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  • 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
  • just a cool area to check out
  • Really great sight as the main entrance of the Forbidden City.
  • 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.
  • Esc good

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