Meridian Gate (Wu Men)
Meridian Gate (Wu Men)
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LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore7,519 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This is the only entrance to the Forbidden City. It has five towers appearing like a flying phoenix. You need to purchase a ticket to enter. I recommend you purchase the entrance ticket online at 3rd party website to avoid queuing. Amazingly, no physical ticket (QR code, ticket reference number etc) is issued. Just show your passport to scan through as the system can detect you have valid ticket.
Written 18 October 2019
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PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, UK1,896 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
One of many in the Forbidden Palace particularly down the central axis

It is the only way in.

Ticket booths just before it on the edge.

In itself it's alright but all the decor is up top. The base is quite plain
Written 30 August 2019
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easterntreker
Halifax, Canada3,435 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
This is known as Wumen in Chinese. It is now the only entrance into the forbidden City.it It has five towers appearing like a flying phoenix...also known as Five Phoenix Tower.
Written 8 March 2019
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Flitz8-A foodie travels
Amsterdam, The Netherlands3,075 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
This is the official entrance into the Forbidden City and enter with a ticket ,to purchase a ticket go to the left hand side of the gate into the little booth
Written 27 December 2018
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Anthony S
Brisbane, Australia1,837 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Evidently this was the base for the China Meridian by one of the emperors and hence the name. I couldn’t find any i formation about that but it is an interesting entrance anyway.
Written 9 October 2018
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dmacwi
Wisconsin223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
Wu Men is the entrance to the Forbidden City. A ticket is required to pass through. The foreign ticket window is located to the right. A physical ticket is not given but rather your Passport is used. You will then be required to pass through security prior to entry.
Written 28 September 2018
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Bill C
Vancouver, Canada4,611 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
The Meridian Gate is the next gate to pass through after the Gate of Heavenly Peace and before entering the Forbidden City. Before passing through the Meridian Gate, you need to go through a security and ticket check. The ticket office for the Forbidden City is just before the Meridian Gate.
Written 5 July 2018
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emmagta
Manarola, Italy463 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
walking in the compounds of Meridian Gate (Wu Men) is like walking in the chinese history itself. Really liked it.
Written 31 May 2018
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Randall K
Canberra, Australia1,229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
As you pass through here when you enter the Forbidden City, you can't but help think back to the history of the nobility who would have originally passed through this gate. Stunning colours and architecture and beautifully ornate. Certainly a very crowded place, but you still move quick enough as you pass through. You don't realise how big it actually is until you pass through.
Written 8 May 2018
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silverbrook
London, Canada4,773 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
Our tour group passed through this gate during our tours through Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City. I would recommend going with a group so you do not have to wait in potentially lengthy security lines. It is named Meridian Gate because it lies on the meridian of the city. This gate is beautifully painted and is an impressive size marking the entrance to the Forbidden City. When officially in use, only the emperor could enter through the centre arch with family and high ranking officials entering through the other two arches. Any others would have to enter through arches further to the side. Today the 'arms' of the gate seem to extend out to usher people towards its central entrances. As you cross through the Gate of Supreme Harmony comes into view as well as the five marble bridges crossing the Golden Water.
Written 5 May 2018
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