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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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  • In the interest of modernisation, it is all too common to hear of old sections of a city being sacrificed. In this respect, Beijing is no different with much of its Qin dynasty walls lost forever. How...  more »
  • The sun is also known as the Arrow floor, is the gateway to the Front street of the ancient city door, maintenance of good nutrition, the town of light, suitable for photo. This is where the iron can be reached, the traffic is convenient, and there is time to stroll around.
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  • Interesting pedestrian street, much trade around: restaurants, shops, souvenirs... very nice environment, feel the culture of the country, locals decorations and the typical Street, it is worthwhile to walk and enjoy here a while.
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