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Meridian Gate (Wu Men)

The Entrance Gates Of Gugong, Beijing 100006, China
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Ranked #18 of 1,238 attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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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
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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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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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

very good, it's much pretty and give me a strong power of energy. But I don't know what's the meaning of the huge enterance ? i forgot to ask my guide, although our cultural are similar with this country.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Forbidden City is one of those amazing sites of the world that you must not miss. Allow many hours as this is a huge site to view.

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