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Meridian Gate (Wu Men)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 27 December 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Flitz8
Reviewed 10 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 28 September 2018

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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank dmacwi
Reviewed 6 July 2018

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...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Bill C
Reviewed 31 May 2018

walking in the compounds of Meridian Gate (Wu Men) is like walking in the chinese history itself. Really liked it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank emmagta
Reviewed 8 May 2018

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...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Randall K
Reviewed 6 May 2018

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...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank silverbrook
Reviewed 16 April 2018

One of the more ornate gates amongst of the multitude of Imperial Palace gates, so slightly less boring than the rest.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank chrismB7939WN
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Ok it's a gate but what a gate - it is HUGE - Seeing pictures of are nothing compared to seeing it in person

Date of experience: March 2018
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