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Meridian Gate (Wu Men)

The Entrance Gates Of Gugong, Beijing 100006, China
010-85007421,85007420
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Ranked #19 of 1,229 attractions in Beijing
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Lisbon, Portugal
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This impressive gate is part of The Forbidden City. Try to get a clear day, as foggy or rainy day will not allow you any photo-ops of this vast place. The best effect would be around dusk, when the sun rays are caught in the gate's roof.

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Bangkok
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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Be sure to get your ticket first, then enjoy this beautiful structure right before you come out into a breathtaking courtyard. Be aware that the Forbidden City is Huge! So bring water, snacks, and expect to do a lot of walking!

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

If you never been to Wu men, you have never been to china. This is where the many emperor stays and many chinese respect this place.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

There's a lot of history here, and it's a great photo op! Wear comfortable shoes as you will probably be doing a fair amount of walking. This topped the list of attractions we saw in Beijing

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