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Qianmen (Zhengyangmen), Beijing
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An impressive gate guarding the south entrance to Tienanmen Square, Qianmen (Zhengyangmen) imposes its grandeur upon the wide boulevard now separating the Inner City from the Outer City in the capital. As an entry point to a once-powerful tower, this huge landmark, built in in 1419, now houses a two-story museum detailing the gate’s rich history and strategic importance. This magnificent building was once part of a large wall surrounding the Inner City and you can explore its lower platforms for a nice view of the bustling downtown. Then, head to the upper floors, filled with souvenir shops where you can browse through some handicrafts. You can also enjoy this glorious structure from the adjacent park, with a traditional market just behind. Use our Beijing vacation route planner to arrange your visit to Qianmen (Zhengyangmen) and other attractions in Beijing.
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  • This is a marvellous edifice that formerly guarded the southern entrance into the city. It is directly on the city's important and famous south to north axis line that extends as far north as the Olym...  more »
  • From Tiananmen invading moving to the front side and was riding a subway. Is ended on the evening of the weekend on security sidewalks impassable regulatory 近付kemasenn, Chaoyang gate. In the end, became the only photograph from the side. Feeling somewhat subdued compared to how many Tiananmen invading people, being sucked into the subway station staff was limited.
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  • This is one of the oldest Beijing gates which is now a museum of old Beijing and two stories of arts gallery/exhibition. This building gives the visitor the opportunity to have a panoramic view of Tia...  more »