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Meridian Gate (Wu Men)

Address: The Entrance Gates Of Gugong, Beijing 100006, China
Phone Number: 010-85007421,85007420
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Ranked #31 of 1,227 Attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

You really cannot understand or appreciate the sheer size of everything in China. Everything is BIG but when you are there it does not feel that big because everything around it is! So many imposing structures that are all very impressive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This large building is the entrance to the Forbidden city. Pictures don't this justice. In person it is much larger than it looks. it's cool to walk through and then see the interior of the city in front. Great for photo ops.

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