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“Just another amazing building”

Gate of Great Harmony (Taihe Men)
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5-Hour Skip The Line Ultimate Discovery of Forbidden City Tour in Beijing
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Private Beijing Sightseeing Tour: Forbidden City and Tian'anmen Square
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Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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“Just another amazing building”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is just another lovely building of the forbidden city. You'll notice that the marble stairs in the middle were for the eunuch's to carry the emperor, while the stairs to the sides were for the others. You will see many people taking pictures in front of the lions. They don't know that it's considered unlucky to do this as you would not do it if they were real, if that matters to you. Just don't do it when a black cat is walking past.

Visited September 2013
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“First structure you'll see after going through the tunnel gate of Wu Men”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Make sure you go early so you can take a picture of the Lion statues without the crowd of people.

Or you can go in the dead of winter when no one would go.

You wont' miss this if you just keep walking straight in the middle of the path.

Impossible to miss great photo opp with lions.

Visited March 2013
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