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Meridian Gate (Wu Men)

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Address: The Entrance Gates Of Gugong, Beijing 100006, China
Phone Number: 010-85007421,85007420
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Entrance to the sacred realm

Visited here MANY MANY TIMES! Here's the main entrance into the Forbidden city! Wu Men serves as the gateway between the emperor's world and the commoners'. If you like to stay in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Visited here MANY MANY TIMES! Here's the main entrance into the Forbidden city! Wu Men serves as the gateway between the emperor's world and the commoners'. If you like to stay in a crowded area, definitely come here in the summer or National Day. Good luck haha. Visited since Aug 1998--Dec 2008.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Extremely crowded entrance to the Forbidden City. We were with a tour guide which really helped with a quick entry into the Walled City. We joined the throngs going through the central gate that was reserved for the Emperor, past the red gate with rows of 9 golden door nails and into the inner Walled City. The size of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Access via underpass from tienamenn square. It's pretty but not essential if you plan on entering the forbidden city from another route

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

With the added security detail due to the recent car suicide bomber that killed several tourists, I would have assumed the chinese would take the opportunity to organize human movement inside the forbidden city, starting with this gate, the most popular among the entrances. But once you get in, the place looks disorganized. I see security on foot, on those... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

It is more than just a big red wall and gate,in reality the designer induce the sense of humility to every passer of this gate.

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North Wales
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

The middle entrance was reserved for the Emporer I believe. Very large and very red, if you have an official guide you will pass through security etc a lot quicker.

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Pyeongtaek, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The Meridian Gate is the gate that actually brings you across the moat into the central portion of the Palace Museum (Forbidden City). It is large and very impressive, though not necessarily an attraction in and of itself as you will have to see it while visiting the Forbidden City.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

brings you to the palace so everyone has to go past the gate. it's what you've probably seen on tv, in the movies, so seeing it for yourself is I guess, something you need to do...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It is a great site to see and great to be able to say that you have been there but it is just a big wall, what is truly incredible is the forbidden city within it. I had a great tour about the history behind this place but I do recommend to organise a tour guide that suits you. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

Wow ! .. Architectural masterpiece ... Luxurious construction .. A must see historic monument . This needs to be on the list of great landmarks to visit whilst in China. This are the gates to the forbidden city.

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