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Qianmen (Zhengyangmen)

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Address: North of Qianmen Street, Beijing 100050, China
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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Attractive imposing gate

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Museum of ancient Beijing occupies 2 floors in the building. Worth a stop while visiting Tiananmen Square.

Thank nellielim
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Captures the attention as soon as you arrive at Tianan Men Square. Very impressive. Didn't realise we could have gone inside, though.

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I really like the building and the lookout, moreover they have a great 3 level historical museum on top of the building with quality pics about the old Beijing. Definitely worth it!

Thank Stefano R
England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

The bell towers are quite incredible, and you get a good view of the city (on a good day at least). However, the steps going up to both of the sites are very steep, so you should be aware of this. There is no lift going up.

Thank Lady_Snowhawk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 702 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is a marvellous edifice that formerly guarded the southern entrance into the city. It is directly on the city's important and famous south to north axis line that extends as far north as the Olympic village. It has a fabulous design and it looks wonderful at any time, including when lit up after dark.

Thank permia
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is one of the oldest Beijing gates which is now a museum of old Beijing and two stories of arts gallery/exhibition. This building gives the visitor the opportunity to have a panoramic view of Tiananmen Square and the surroundings.

Thank Arsalan A
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Also called Zhengyang Men it hosts a museum of history about Beijing. It consists of two towers, Jian Lou and Zhengyang Men on the southern edge of the Tian’an Men Square. Both towers are impressive. Zhengyang Men separated the Imperial City, the Forbidden City from the Chinese City. The museum has a rich collection of Beijing during the ancient days.... More 

Thank Candelaria B
Tinsukia, India
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

The name literary translates to Front Gate. It use to be the gate to the inner city, now the walls have been destroyed and only the imposing gate remains. I would call it the entry to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Frankly after seeing this structure all the others (Forbidden City) felt pretty much the same. We only saw... More 

Thank Mayank A
Multan, Pakistan
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

Zhengyangmen and Jianlou Zhengyangmen also called Qianmen (spoken as Chiaenmen) literally "gate of the zenith Sun", was a gate in the ancient wall around the city of Beijing. The wall was later demolished but the gate was kept intact formally naming it as Lizhengmen meaning "beautiful gateway". It is situated in the extreme south of Tiananmen Square. This magnificent building... More 

Thank Tassaduqhussain51
Beijing, China
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Reviewed 8 April 2016

It's directly accessible from exit A of the Qianmen metro station on line 2. The museum occupies 2 floors and can be quickly view in less than an hour. There's a description of it's role and the defenses. It is one of Beijing's few preserved city gates. There are 2 more floors above the museum, but these are dedicated to... More 

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