Gate of Divine Prowess
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Erindel66
Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain4,936 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is the North Door entrance (or exit) of the Forbidden City.

I used to have a Drum and a bell that announced the time at nightfall and down.

It was not used by the Emperor.

Actually is the main exit after the visit of the Forbidden City.
Written October 24, 2020
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Sojan Ipe
Ernakulam, India2,517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Gate of Divine Powers is the Northern Gate of the Imperial palace. After the long journey through the forbidden city we exit through this gate. It is also called the gate of military engineering. Originally built in the Ming dynasty in 1420. The Empress would use the main passage when offering sacrifices to the Silk Work Goddess of Agriculture.
Written July 3, 2019
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Flitz8-A foodie travels
Amsterdam, The Netherlands3,075 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
This is final gate as you leaving forbidden city,just across the road is a park so go there climb the steps to get full view of forbidden city
Written December 23, 2018
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Randall K
Canberra, Australia1,229 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
As you exit the Forbidden City, this is the last gate you will pass through. Not as beautiful as other gates you will have passed through, but still interesting in its own right. Be prepared that as tourists leave, they will stop to take more photos, which can cause a bit of congestion. I highly recommend you plan ahead before visiting and book a private tour/guide so you can move at your pace and also understand the history of everything you are experiencing.
Written May 27, 2018
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silverbrook
London, Canada4,773 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
This is the last gate that you travel through on your tour of the Forbidden City. This tall gate is the northern exit of the area, but you can continue across to the park to experience the view from atop the hill. They only had the central archway open as our group exited the park, and I assume that is to help prevent people from entering/re-entering the Forbidden City. Our group, unfortunately, did not have time to venture up the hill, so we had to settle for a stroll along the moat.
Written May 6, 2018
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,578 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
This is the exit of the Forbidden City and there is no return. You would have walked all the way from the entrance in the south through the many halls and courtyards, and ended your tour seeing the beautiful inner court and gardens, now exiting this gate in the northern end. Make sure you take a photo of the gate with a big sign that says "National Palace Museum" before you leave.
Written February 2, 2018
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ianwyj
Singapore5,150 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
This is the northern gate of the Forbidden City, built in the early-15th century during the Ming dynasty, and faces Jingshan Park further north. Initially called the Gate of the Mysterious Warrior after feng shui tradition, it was changed to its current name after the Qing dynasty Emperor Kangxi came to power. While it serves as the exit for visitors to the Forbidden City today, it used to be an access point for the royal family, including the empress and imperial concubines. In particular, the royal family would use when leaving for or returning from the Summer Palace. Also, every three years, young ladies from certain social classes would enter here to undergo the selection process to be imperial concubines. Interestingly, it also served as the original entrance to the Forbidden City back in the mid-1920s when the Palace Museum was formally established. When leaving at the end of the day, the courtyard on both sides of the gate tend to be very crowded.
Written December 14, 2017
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RayParks
Adelaide, Australia2,884 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
Finally we were about to exit the Forbidden City. It was dusty and noisy, as the gate was scaffolded and undergoing a restoration work.
Written May 26, 2017
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