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Gate of Heavenly Purity

Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Inside The Palace of Museum, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you exit the Hall of Preserving Harmony you are able to view the Gate of Heavenly Purity across the small courtyard. The gate marks the entrance to the inner court of the Forbidden City. It is not as big as the gates in the...More

Thank silverbrook
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Reviewed November 25, 2017

Visitors to the Forbidden City are led in south to north direction for all of the outer court until they exit the Hall of Preserved Harmony. They are then required to decide if they wish to continue in the same direction or deviate eastwards to...More

Thank ianwyj
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

One of the main things to know about visiting the Forbidden City is that it's really straightforward and you can't miss much - there is really only one way through and you'd really have to go off course and ignore all instruction to miss this...More

Thank Adam W
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

I absolutely loved the Forbidden City and the Gate of Heavenly Purity is one of the nicest parts of the tour. It is definitely worth getting the audio-guide as you learn a lot about the place, more than you would from the displays alone and...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

While I just said that "Many of the different portions of the forbidden city can become "just another stop / portion" of the overall Forbidden City" about the inner court, I have to admit that is how I felt about the gate of heavenly purity....More

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed June 2, 2017

It looked rather dull, as it hadn’t been restored to the original colour. Nevertheless, it was another important gate in the central axis. The name of the gate was written in both traditional Chinese characters and Manchu script.

1  Thank RayParks
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

The Gate of Heavenly Purity is the gateway between the outer and inner courts of the Forbidden City. It serves as the main entrance to the imperial household. In the front are a pair of gilded bronze lions.

Thank nellielim
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Reviewed December 24, 2016

It would be difficult to miss it since you usually will exit the Forbidden City by this gate. It will then lead you to the Gold Water Bridge. They are not amazing, but still they are interesting and even beautiful examples of Chinese architecture It...More

5  Thank Dan M
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Reviewed June 5, 2016

Very impressive gate, even more than some of the others in the Forbidden City. Beautifully proportioned.

Thank Steve L
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Reviewed May 25, 2016

This is located in the Forbidden city. Like many gates in this place it also looks similar and after a certain time every gates look similar. Inspite of this, the gate is very nice and one will appreciate the work and effort that went into...More

Thank 007_Gaurav
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