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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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  • August 6, 2017
    This dates back to 1400 however it is so over commercialised and modern now. 1st thing I saw was a Starbucks.... It has goimid energy in the evening and it has many people. Lots of stalls and markets....  more »
  • July 6, 2017
    "Men" means "door" or "gate" in Chinese. Qianmen means "front gate". It is a gate situated to the south of Tiananmen Square and once guarded the southern entry into the Forbidden City. It was first bu...  more »
  • June 28, 2017
    Sun del Carmen is now not many thought that number still preserved old town activities, distance near Tian an uprated place, very applicable Insert photo 駐 foot. Back is the famous pedestrian street before del Carmen Street.
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