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Gold Water Bridge

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Gold Water Bridge

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Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
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Beihai NorthBeijing Subway18 min
Tian'anmen WestBeijing Subway19 min
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Skip the Line: Forbidden City Ticket Booking with Optional Guide Service
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Skip the Line: Forbidden City Ticket Booking with Optional Guide Service

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Avoid any long lines or printing problems with paperless skip-the-line entry to Beijing’s UNESCO-listed Forbidden City. Simply book in advance, stroll straight to check in, then show your passport to ensure hassle-free admission directly into the ancient complex and enjoy plenty of time to browse the site’s major attractions, including the Gate of Divine Prowess, Dragon Throne, and Palace Museum.
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LG_Kay wrote a review Oct 2019
Singapore, Singapore7,499 contributions1,403 helpful votes
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It is located inside the Forbidden City. Upon entering the WuMen 午门, visitors will have to cross this bridge to the Gate of Supreme Harmony 太和门. It actually consists of 5 marble bridges. The central bridge was reserved for the emperor, with marble balustrades decorated with carvings of dragon and phoenix. The two bridges flanking it are for royal family members and the two outer bridges are for officials.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Flitz8-A foodie travels wrote a review Dec 2018
Athens, Greece2,601 contributions294 helpful votes
It's a nice bridge with designs as you cross over the water section, find it in forbidden city whilst walking about
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Date of experience: September 2018
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ianwyj wrote a review Dec 2017
Singapore, Singapore4,851 contributions635 helpful votes
After passing through the Meridian Gate at the southern end of the Forbidden City, visitors come face to face with this set of five rather photogenic bridges that cross a moat (or perhaps a canal). On a south-to-north axis, this body of water was intentionally located 'in front' of the palace proper and named Jinshui or Golden Water River. In fengshui principles, it is meant to represent yang, and therefore the perfect foil to yin, as represented by the artificially-created Wanshui or Longevity Mountain (now called Jingshan or Prospect Mountain). As with many structures that make up the Forbidden City, only the central bridge could be used by the emperor whilst other officials and servants had to use one of the other bridges.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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RayParks wrote a review Jun 2017
Adelaide, Australia2,711 contributions314 helpful votes
The marble balustrades were well decorated with the carving of dragon and phoenix. But I wasn’t sure why it was called ‘Gold Water’, as it didn’t look clean at all.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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nellielim wrote a review Mar 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,113 contributions1,502 helpful votes
These bridges lie within the Forbidden City. Immediately upon entering the Meridian Gate, there is an immense courtyard with five bridges decorated with marble balustrades carved with motifs of dragon and phoenix. These five bridges of Inner Golden Water Bridge stretch over the inner Golden River. The water from the river flowed from Kunming Lake in the Summer Palace in canals into Shichaihai, and finally into the Golden Water River. The central bridge is exclusively for the Emperor. The two flanking it are for royal family members and the two outer bridges are for ordinary officials. Interesting and beautiful bridges with a sense of majesty.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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