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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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  • Travel car seat. Now ride the subway Qianmen station exit straightforwardly to aim because of wandering out there checking luggage because it is near the Palace (South) are planning to come. Today arrived in the evening. Old gate in time turn on the lights look pretty.
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  • This is old door right in front of the mausoleum of MAO and just behind Piazza TIANANMEN us amused begin visit to Beijing just through this gate, as it gives you all the sense to the initial original gate of Beijing. Highly recommended, by the transformer and inspiring
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  • Qianmen meaning front gate, is the colloquial name for Zhengyangmen meaning gate of the zenith sun. It is an attractive and imposing looking gate and stands at the south of Tiananmen Square. The Museu...  more »