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Meridian Gate (Wu Men), Beijing

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Forbidden City pass through the gate of heavenly peace, and finally Emperor of China live and exciting, if there was another gate. Coins of the features the character type. And now, this morning just inside the gate and forbidden city. Now as the National Palace Museum has become a Museum, but a magnificent atmosphere of the time is apparent.
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  • That entrance to the forbidden city from Tianmen is a symbol for the Chinese, with their picture of Mao. It already portends that you will visit a magical place that you will always remember.
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  • When you have the chance to walk through an area with so much history that has been preserved so well, you have to stop and think about what the people that built your surroundings thought. I'm sure t...  read more »
  • 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.
  • The main entrance of the forbidden city. To get to this point, you will already have passed security checkpoints. Tickets are purchased pass this gates on the left.
  • Can be very crowded with long lines to get in
  • Very imposing gate, which is the main starting point for tours of the forbidden city. Love the huge red walls, and there is a sense of anticipation about what lies within.
  • Majestic, grand, a must see in China
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