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Address: The Entrance Gates Of Gugong, Beijing 100006, China
Phone Number: 010-85007421,85007420
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Part of forbidden city

It is main gate to enter the forbidden city. Forbidden city itself is a complex of ancient Chinese emperor palace. Must visit object in China. It is symbolic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Balikpapan, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It is main gate to enter the forbidden city. Forbidden city itself is a complex of ancient Chinese emperor palace. Must visit object in China. It is symbolic.

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is the main gate leading to the Palace Museum. Tickets can be bought to your left while approaching the gate, in the middle of the courtyard. It costs RMB 60 per person.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is one of the imposing buildings in the Forbidden City so, if you visit that attraction then you will almost certainly pass through this gate. Like all the other buildings within the old Palace it is classic Chinese architecture. On our visit we were almost overwhelmed by the crowds.

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Essen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Go in the Spring and you'll avoid all the crowds mentioned by many reviewers! Bought our tickets and we were inside the first courtyard within a few minutes! It's a great intro to what's to come , and again, in Springtime the crowds do not spoil the pleasure!

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Orange County, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you're visiting the forbidden city you'll likely go through here. It's iconic. You'll be overwhelmed by crowds but that's part of tourism in Beijing. Enjoy it for what it is. It's really amazing.

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

The meridian gate is within the forbidden city and is impressive structure. There are droves of people entering through it. A spectacular sight,

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It was pretty cool walking up to this iconic gate as we entered the Forbidden City. I will say that it was interesting to see all of the uniformed and plain clothed police that were lining the entry making sure that no one was doing something that they shouldn't be!

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

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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