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Meridian Gate (Wu Men)

The Entrance Gates Of Gugong, Beijing 100006, China
+86 10 8500 7421
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“forbidden city” (125 reviews)
“palace museum” (8 reviews)
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The Entrance Gates Of Gugong, Beijing 100006, China
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"forbidden city"
in 125 reviews
"security check"
in 8 reviews
"palace museum"
in 8 reviews
"huge crowds"
in 4 reviews
"sheer size"
in 4 reviews
"audio guide"
in 4 reviews
"emperor"
in 28 reviews
"square"
in 19 reviews
"imposing"
in 11 reviews
"arches"
in 3 reviews
"visitors"
in 12 reviews
"china"
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"throngs"
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"colours"
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"architecture"
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"empress"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A spectacular structure, the southern and largest gate of the forbidden city, yet the 3rd gate that you will have come through, has a protruding section on either side of the 5 arched gates. The ticket office and security checkpoints are here.

Thank Max P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is part of the Forbidden City complex. It is a wondrous piece of architecture and an absolute must see.

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is now the security check point before entering the actual palace. When we were here years ago, there was no security check and it was more like a real gate leading to the Forbidden City. The massive, tall gate wall gave a sense of...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

went here to see an exhibition. the exhibition was great but the room was so cold that it is almost freezing

Thank Yuanxi617
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

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

1  Thank ianwyj
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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