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Meridian Gate (Wu Men)

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Address: The Entrance Gates Of Gugong, Beijing 100006, China
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Part of the Forbidden City

The is the entrance gate if you are not coming from the main site from Tiananmen Square. You would not have missed much though even if you enter through this gate. The gate gives... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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125 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The is the entrance gate if you are not coming from the main site from Tiananmen Square. You would not have missed much though even if you enter through this gate. The gate gives you a feel of how majestic the ancient architecture and a sense of the secrecy of the live behind the red walls.

Thank sgktraveller
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1,224 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Few things are more recognizable in old Peking than this gate. It has been seen in dozens of photographs and people know it by sight. A great place to spend 5 minutes.

Thank Scrappleking
Bali, Indonesia
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80 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Meridian Gate is the only entrance from the Tiananmen Gate will be able to see the Meridian Gate, a large square, the walls are high, indicating that the ancient defense to do pretty good.

Thank 85528388
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

a fitting entrance to the forbidden city with lots of historical interest to take in right at the start of the city

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This beautiful gate flanks the stunning Tiananmen Square. It is really beautiful and everything is so well organized in China despite the crowds, entrance was easy and facilitated. The history of it gives one goosebumps especially as I had learned a lot about China before arriving there and I realized how wronged this nation has been by various powers, and... More 

Thank Miriam1952
Harkstede, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Impressive gate with five arches. If you use your imagination, you can still see the emperor entering through the central gate. Mao is watching you. It's a one-way entrance (can't get out) and it's closed on mondays (there is a lot of painting to do!)

Thank charon66
Chongqing Region, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

It was fun to stand at the center of their world. They weren't the center of the world, but back then, if the emperor said so, it was so

Thank Sitivi_E
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is the imposing entrance to the vast complex of the one time emperors, Forbidden City. A great spot to get to early to get a memorable picture of yourself. This is a sight that draws people from all over the world and China, after all the Chinese emperor was the center of the universe.

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Malang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

It is nice place and really suitable for those people who love history and ancient things, you can see the huge yard inside and has many story behind this place

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The forbidden city is amazing with rich culture and history. The place is amazing but has a high number of visitors which can take away the magnificence of the place.

Thank Mohamed A

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