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Meridian Gate (Wu Men)

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Address: The Entrance Gates Of Gugong, Beijing 100006, China
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Fully Restored Beautiful Gate

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... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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511 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 Men), we noticed a very long queue in front of the ticketing office. But my... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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361 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Santiago, Chile
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The traditions says that you must touch each one of the nine bolts from the door to bring you luck from the ancestors. Hence, the color of those bolts (shining bronze). This magnificent gate building leads to the entrance to the most famous building and view of the Forbidden City.

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Kadena-cho, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing the square this is what we came to next and it was breath taking to see the building and the size of this place. Wish there was more time to explore this and the forbidden city, but being in a tour it was hard. We did have some free time but it wasn't enough but still a must... More 

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All part of the forbidden city experience. Check out the size and thickness of the doors. rub the brass handles, it is said to bring you good luck

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Kuala Lumpur
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686 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much history with this palace and these gates. Just be there and suck it in. There are some eateries, and toilets spread through the place, and is convenient to visitors, as it is a big place to cover.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just one of the many gates to get into the Forbidden City. This is a special gate because it has a great vantage point of both of the place and Tiananmen Square. This gate is the same gate that has the large mural of the Chairman Mao. Once you pass the security screening area and pass through the one of... More 

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Tacoma, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the Gate of Heavenly Peace (the one with the picture of Mao) is better known and more impressive, this is another "not to be missed" site in and around the Forbidden City. That is if you have the patience to battle the throng of people trying to get inside the Forbidden City. Earlier in the Day is better.

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i want to visit again Beijing because your guide are so helpful for me i really enjoyed i got a more knowledge through you guys

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Reviewed 16 April 2017

It is an interesting piece of history to be in this space - surrounded by Mao and Stalin statues. A walk through on your way to Tiananmen Square is easy to work in)

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