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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
  • If you're in a huge area all the time, always stopping at new yard but all repeats for about 10 times. Until I lost count
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  • Great goal, looks very nice and you can make several commemorative photos. When it rains, one must not forget the screen.
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  • Of course if there is only one thing to do in Beijing, it's the city prohibited, but beware! 2 Chinese told US that the forbidden city was closed, they claimed to teachers in exceptional visit to the capital, they sought to sympathize with us and asked us to Exchange emails in a tea room, comes the note + 100 euros, we are surprised and they ask us to pay just half. We do not want to pay, they say they have our email address and they'll call the police with their puppy dog look. As I have not given my real address, we leave this tea room without paying the note but leaving just a few euros to these charlatans.
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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.