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Meridian Gate (Wu Men)

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Address: The Entrance Gates of Gugong, Beijing 100006, China
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When you have the chance to walk through an area with so much history that has been preserved so well, you have to stop and think about what the people that built your... read more

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you have the chance to walk through an area with so much history that has been preserved so well, you have to stop and think about what the people that built your surroundings thought. I'm sure they had no idea one days millions would come and marvel at their work. Say what you will about the challenges that China... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place to get touristy photos, though avoiding other tourists is nearly impossible. This gate is imposing, tough colourful, and well ornamented along the top. Recommend seeing the Forbidden City with a local guide, as they will be able to tell you the history and traditions associated with each of the gates and rooms within the Forbidden City. Inn... More 

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Daejeon, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's just the entrance into the big palace I wasn't able to go to because I got there too late. The palace closes early (4:30) so get there earlier to get past this gate!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You don't need to actually get into forbidden city to se this but to be honest what is the point you need to admire this stunning city it will blow you away and is a must

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just view it from outside, you don't need to go inside. The view is really impressive. A must in bejing

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot to stop for some clean shots (in low season, of course...) of this doorways. Recommended to visit if you plan to go to Forbidden City and.or Tiananmen area. This is a critical historic spot from Old Beijing, don't miss it! Protip: Don't spend to much here.

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Thank MikeFlox
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are many gates throughout the Forbidden City. The Meridian Gate is beautifully vibrant and is well worth visiting. You can sense the history once you walk through the gates!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A sight to behold, the glistening gold rooftops and brilliant colours. A true piece of history and highly recommended.

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Khovd Province, Mongolia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is very historical place. We visited several times, when we go on business trip. Especially Chinese custom is unusual. There are a lot tourists from other places in China.

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was struck by the number of gates you have to walk through to get to the Forbidden City. This one is very impressive.

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