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Gate of Great Harmony (Taihe Men)

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Address: Inside The Palace of Museum, Beijing, China
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Part of Forbidden City

Second gate to get into Forbidden City, again impressive and an emotional experience. All of it is beautiful to visit.

Reviewed 4 April 2017
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Second gate to get into Forbidden City, again impressive and an emotional experience. All of it is beautiful to visit.

Thank MissMagdalen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2,500 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 834 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is the second major gate in the south of the Forbidden City. Huge and impressive, this provides a great backdrop for photographs without too many tourists.

Thank nellielim
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,387 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Actually It would be difficult and of course a shame to miss it since this is, in my opinion, what makes the Forbidden City so special and famous. This is probably the most interesting and even stunning part of it: this immense empty space enclosed by these splendid pieces of Traditional Chinese Architecture. If you have seen Chinese movies like... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

When visiting the Forbidden City this is one location that you may be able to get a tourist photograph without other tourists in it. Good luck.

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Tinsukia, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

By now we had crossed three imposing gates on entering Tienanmen Square, this just felt repetitive. Although the courtyard on both sides does give it a picturesque appeal which again is offset by the hoards of tourist.

Thank Mayank A
Lincolnshire, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

A beautiful gate with interesting concrete work and statues. Classical Chinese architecture and very photogenic.

Thank Steve L
Adria, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

More superb Forbidden City architecture, the size of this and other buildings take your breath away!

Thank FTMDave
Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

My recollection of visiting is that the correct name was Gate of Supreme Harmony. The first of many featured buildings as you enter the Forbidden City.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Well, like the rest of the Forbidden city complex, this gate too is spellbinding. Really grand. And makes a backdrop for some fabulous photographs. Only minus would be the great rush of people who are also doing what you are...trying to get that great selfie😂 Do read the commentary that is available on the boards. The history of the place... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 November 2015

This is another classic example of the phenomenon which is the Forbidden City. The scale and expanse of the palaces, courtyards, statuary and details can be overwhelming but you are rewarded by a unique experience and it is a must do for all tourists and vistors to Beijing.

Thank bdon257

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