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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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  • The District of Quianmen is a delightful place to walk, especially at night when it is all lit up, including the majestic porta Zhengyangmen gate. The shops are very elegant (and expensive), but I don't recommend the restaurants (very pretentious and adapted to Western visitors, but of poor quality).
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  • Zhengyang Gate is the official name of the front door. North is the south of Tiananmen Square, and the south is Qianmen Street. With the front, Tiananmen, the Forbidden City, Xiangshan is located in Beijing's north-south axis. The first and Yongle years, that is, 1419 A.D. But today's Zhengyang gate was rebuilt after an unfortunate fire in 1914.
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  • The position of the sun is just in the middle of the Front Street of Beijing and the Tian an gate, and then the door is clear after the ancient sun. And then, in the position of the Imperial Palace, the sun is a very good city door, which can be arranged on the front street or the Tian an plaza, and there is a sign that is the starting point of the whole country.
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