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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 road trip tool .
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  • It is the front door to the forbidden city at Tiananmen and the first door you come across the inner square. Is the most impressive of the doors with wings that are with you and the towers at the Summit. The roofs of the towers with the tiles.
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  • The massive Meridian Gate serves as the southern gate to the Forbidden City. Built in an inverted U-shape with five large connected pavilions above that served as look-outs, and also five arched entra...  more »
  • This is the south gate of the forbidden city and it is only an exit gate. The last impressive building of the city leaves you with a feeling of content. If you can go directly to the Jingshan park opp...  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.
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