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Meridian Gate (Wu Men)

The Entrance Gates Of Gugong, Beijing 100006, China
010-85007421,85007420
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Ranked #22 of 1,242 attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Dunfermline, Scotland
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111 reviews 111 reviews
51 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It's big, it's impressive. But, primarily, just the way into the Forbidden City, which is obviously the main attraction. Big crowds.

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Sydney
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We unfortunately queued for 45 mins to supposedly go through a bag check and see passports however the security did not even glance at us as we walked through the scanner. The security check was very disorganised forcing people to queue through the smallest path instead of having a couple of check points. It was chaos and as we were... More

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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The entrance to the Forbidden City, the front view is security, security, crowd control and traffic. You can't even get back enough to take a proper picture (unless you want to stand in the 12 lane traffic!) The backside of the gate - once you get into the Forbidden City is fine, but by then you are so overjoyed you... More

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Fuerteventura
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I am not sure that this should be an attraction in its own right. You wouldn’t come to Beijing or the Forbidden City just to see this. It is really an entry into the Forbidden City. I have seen much more spectacular gates in Egypt.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Like everything in the Forbidden City, I was honestly expecting a bit more. I loved my audio guide, but I don't like crowded places... and, I only had about 8 hours in Beijing. I found this impressive, but I wonder what I missed out on to see this. But, if you do not hate crowds, like architecture, do not mind... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Wow ! I have never crossed so many gates in one day .. Opulance at its height ... Luxurious construction .. A must see historic monument and a lot if history attached with it to read

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Lisbon, Portugal
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is one of the gates to the Forbidden city. You will get an idea of the dimenions involved. Nice place to take some photos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Everyone pass thru this gate to get to the forbidden city. So you can't miss it. Still a very impressive site. If you were to think back those many years ago when the Emperor made all his guess pass the same way.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Red color in Chinese Culture means good luck. we could see this color everythere, the big door, the house and clothers,etc. Yes, that's a colorful culture.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

I was fortunate enough to have a experienced guide, highly recommended to visit this site, i will be looking to return on a future trip

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