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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 yesterday

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Part of the forbidden city tour which is a must due to its importance in Chinese tradition, use a local guide.

Thank amirdavi
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Wu Men was the first gate of Forbidden City. It was beautiful with bright colours, as it was fully restored before Beijing Olympics. My guide told me that it’s best to be big with many colours in China. As we walked towards Meridian Gate (Wu...More

1  Thank RayParks
Reviewed 14 May 2017

After entering through the massive gate we took a left and headed up the stairs to view the Meridian Gate Jewelry Exhibit and the Afganistan artifacts on display. The views from the Gate were amazing.

1  Thank T S
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