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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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Phone Number: +86 10 8500 7421
08:30 - 16:30
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So historical and beautiful!

This beautiful gate flanks the stunning Tiananmen Square. It is really beautiful and everything is so well organized in China despite the crowds, entrance was easy and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This beautiful gate flanks the stunning Tiananmen Square. It is really beautiful and everything is so well organized in China despite the crowds, entrance was easy and facilitated. The history of it gives one goosebumps especially as I had learned a lot about China before arriving there and I realized how wronged this nation has been by various powers, and... More 

Thank Miriam1952
Harkstede, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive gate with five arches. If you use your imagination, you can still see the emperor entering through the central gate. Mao is watching you. It's a one-way entrance (can't get out) and it's closed on mondays (there is a lot of painting to do!)

Thank charon66
Chongqing Region, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was fun to stand at the center of their world. They weren't the center of the world, but back then, if the emperor said so, it was so

Thank Sitivi_E
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the imposing entrance to the vast complex of the one time emperors, Forbidden City. A great spot to get to early to get a memorable picture of yourself. This is a sight that draws people from all over the world and China, after all the Chinese emperor was the center of the universe.

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Malang, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is nice place and really suitable for those people who love history and ancient things, you can see the huge yard inside and has many story behind this place

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The forbidden city is amazing with rich culture and history. The place is amazing but has a high number of visitors which can take away the magnificence of the place.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Wide space, which can accommodate hundreds of visitors at a time. Plenty of tickets windows. That's awesome.

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Monza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This door is very beautiful, it is huge and if you think it is the entrance to a place once forbidden to normal people.

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Manassas Park, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is the location where a number of Chinese tourists were visiting. It was a continuation of our tour from the main square.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

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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