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Meridian Gate (Wu Men)

The Entrance Gates Of Gugong, Beijing 100006, China
+86 10 8500 7421
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The Entrance Gates Of Gugong, Beijing 100006, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The massive Meridian Gate serves as the southern gate to the Forbidden City. Built in an inverted U-shape with five large connected pavilions above that served as look-outs, and also five arched entrances, it was designed to be both impressive and imposing. This the gate...More

Thank ianwyj
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the south gate of the forbidden city and it is only an exit gate. The last impressive building of the city leaves you with a feeling of content. If you can go directly to the Jingshan park opposite the exit and walk up....More

Thank jo s
Reviewed 30 October 2017

You get great views over the square from here, and being up and close to the roof gives great views of the paint and carving work. This is mainly used as an exhibition space with foreign art shown off, sometimes with a small local reference.

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This is huge structure and it is one of the very important gate in Chinese ancient history. A typical Chinese architecture and entrance of Forbidden City

Thank Amba J
Reviewed 31 August 2017

it is really magnificent, beautiful, high structure, for an entrance to the famous Forbidden City. it is a very important Gate for the ancient time. there are three doors to enter the Palace Museum. most tourists will choose the middle one, as it was the...More

Thank arwen n
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Meridian gate is the largest and southern gate to the Forbidden city. It has two arches to its two ends and three arches in the middle. The central used to be reserved for the emperor. The arches have the typical chinese look. The two arches...More

Thank cp_0010
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Not the most beautiful gate in this place but it reflects definitly the real size of aaaaaall Gugong. Very important gate in anciant time)

Thank GreenOlga
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Meridian Gate is the main entrance into the Forbidden City and it is absolutely magnificent. What an introduction to the rest of the wonders you will see if you visit the Forbidden CIty. Get there early as the crowds can be oppressive. We were...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This wonderful wooden gate is beautifully painted in Golden and other colours and represent the once believed myth of the Qing Dynasty emperor that this place was the centre of the earth and hence, named as the meridian Gate. ( Well science later prided otherwise...More

Thank rjsh123
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The wonderful wooden structure is painted on every facet with rich colours and gold. Wooden carved sections are beautiful. Many visitors - mostly Chinese, don't marr this lovely building.

Thank theresalwaysone
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