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Meridian Gate (Wu Men)

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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.

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

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

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

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

Thank Emma G
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

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

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.

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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

Thank smurfette64
Reviewed 10 March 2018

These gates are the entrance to The Forbidden city. Its through these that one walks to finally enter the historical sight although as first time visitors it all just seems like The Forbidden city, instead of understanding that these are the actual entrance. Beautiful and...More

Thank homebeijing
Reviewed 22 February 2018

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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