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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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A historic site to visit

A must visit site in China. Try to visit in early morning or late afternoon to avoid hot gloomy situation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A must visit site in China. Try to visit in early morning or late afternoon to avoid hot gloomy situation.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entrance to the forbidden city. Ticket booths are to the south of it. If over 60, tix are half price. Show id

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had seen this place many times in TV and had to go there for visit. being the largest gate to the forbidden city this gate looks majestic.

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Belleville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All of the gates were amazing and I'm a bit overwhelmed by their sheer number within the Forbidden City. However, this gate is lovely and I'm glad I got to walk through it.

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Thank 816miranda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gugong is better than this and the Heavenly Gate is also better. This felt like unnecessary walk between the Heavenly Gate to the Forbidden City. I wasn't too fond of it.

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Thank Julianne H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This among popular landmark at Tianmen, this landmark have historic and cultural perspective, people from all around the world wants to visit to explore ancient dynasties architecture with very tall gate.

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Tinsukia, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It’s just the main entry Gate to Forbidden City, first thing you will notice are the lines of people queuing outside for tickets. The size of structure is obviously crazy but that’s about it all. There are five gates with the central one meant only for the Emperor, being so its slightly raised so that he is always walks higher... More 

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Yeppoon, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

While a magnificent sight, it provides a glimpse into traditional Chinese Emperors. There is little to explore and see.

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

The Meridian Gate is the largest and Main gate at the south of the Forbidden City. As with everything in ancient Chinese society, it was carefully laid out, and has 5 gates altogether. The central gate was, of course, for the Emperor, while everyone else had to use the other 4 gates. There were apparently some exceptions, like the Empress... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Yes there are a lot of people here, but it is the only entrance into the Forbidden City so of course there is. The gate is just massive and it really makes you marvel at the Forbidden City and you haven't even made it inside! There is a security check and metal detector. Yes they will search your bags and... More 

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