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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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  • It's a large historical gate of the ancient wall of Beijing, to the South of the forbidden city and Tiananmen Square. Ultra militarized and ultra secure you need a passport to cross security checkpoints. This is often the point of departure to visit this area with Tiananmen Square and the city banned to the North and the South a great shopping street. Busy neighborhood.
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  • One of the few gates left in the city. This majestic looking gate located at the south end of Tiananmen Square is sitting stately as if it's guarding the Forbidden City. Quite a sight to see.  more »
  • We went sightseeing in Tiananmen, forbidden city, Tiananmen Square here. Anyway very splendid gate, represents China's architectural beauty, is very beautiful. Also, big guns, so poignantly hugely. And think about it, how they made this gate at the time of this history is more than 500 years and is very impressive.
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