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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. Before you visit Beijing, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Also know as Zhengyang Men and behind it is the Arrow Tower. this was the entrance into Beijing at one time. Worth a short visit. You get a view of the city from here.  more »
  • You will be impressed by the Qianmen pedestrian mall (recommended between 11:30 and 12:00) - it is hard to believe, but this pedestrian mall, which today is one of the most modern and organized street...  more »
  • This impressive and beautifully painted gate is located at the south end of Tiananmen Square and is the gate for the inner city of Beijing. It is easily seen as you enter the square and is a great mee...  more »
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