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Address: North of Qianmen Street, Beijing 100050, China
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Phone Number: 01065118110
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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Qian Men: Two Gates with a Common History

Also called Zhengyang Men it hosts a museum of history about Beijing. It consists of two towers, Jian Lou and Zhengyang Men on the southern edge of the Tian’an Men Square. Both... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 2, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a marvellous edifice that formerly guarded the southern entrance into the city. It is directly on the city's important and famous south to north axis line that extends as far north as the Olympic village. It has a fabulous design and it looks wonderful at any time, including when lit up after dark.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

This is one of the oldest Beijing gates which is now a museum of old Beijing and two stories of arts gallery/exhibition. This building gives the visitor the opportunity to have a panoramic view of Tiananmen Square and the surroundings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Also called Zhengyang Men it hosts a museum of history about Beijing. It consists of two towers, Jian Lou and Zhengyang Men on the southern edge of the Tian’an Men Square. Both towers are impressive. Zhengyang Men separated the Imperial City, the Forbidden City from the Chinese City. The museum has a rich collection of Beijing during the ancient days.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

The name literary translates to Front Gate. It use to be the gate to the inner city, now the walls have been destroyed and only the imposing gate remains. I would call it the entry to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Frankly after seeing this structure all the others (Forbidden City) felt pretty much the same. We only saw... More 

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Multan, Pakistan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

Zhengyangmen and Jianlou Zhengyangmen also called Qianmen (spoken as Chiaenmen) literally "gate of the zenith Sun", was a gate in the ancient wall around the city of Beijing. The wall was later demolished but the gate was kept intact formally naming it as Lizhengmen meaning "beautiful gateway". It is situated in the extreme south of Tiananmen Square. This magnificent building... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

It's directly accessible from exit A of the Qianmen metro station on line 2. The museum occupies 2 floors and can be quickly view in less than an hour. There's a description of it's role and the defenses. It is one of Beijing's few preserved city gates. There are 2 more floors above the museum, but these are dedicated to... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

Poignant history is located in this square. Not just in the preservation of the architecture, but in the memory of the students who so bravely stood there. It was really the only place I felt oppressed by communism in China as the presence of soldiers and police is so great. In behind the square is a preserved market. Part of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

Qianmen literally means front door in Chinese. It is nothing much just a building structure but whatever lies behind Qianmen is more shopping and eating. There are many high end shops here and also a small lane that is like a market that sells souvenirs and little trinkets. There are loads of shops selling Chinese snacks that you can get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

I have visited Qianmen at least 5 times already and it's getting better and better. More and more of the area is restaurated. More shops, more restaurants, more things to see ... and to taste. The area is full of restaurants that offer not only Chinese food, but old traditional Beijing food. It's really a great place to spend some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

I was lucky that my hostel was located in the area, so I didn't have to make a special trip to see the place. If that's your first time, start by checking out the Main Street: there are lots of restaurants and shops, including clothing stores like Zara and H&M, my favorite is the Starbucks building in ancient Chinese style.... More 

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