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Gate of Great Harmony (Taihe Men)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second gate you pass through when walking south to north through the Forbidden City. Be sure to look up at the detail in the painting as you are passing through. The gate is quite large and very imposing.

Thank dmacwi
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Gate of Great Harmony - also known as Taihe Men in the local tongue is one of the top attractions of the city.

Thank Emma G
Reviewed 27 May 2018

To be honest, there is so much to take in when you visit this area. This gate is beautiful, and certainly matches how imposing the whole design of all the structures are. Take your time to look around and also to look up as you...More

Thank Randall K
Reviewed 5 May 2018

After you pass through Meridian Gate, the Gate of Supreme Harmony comes in to view just past the 5 marble bridges that cross the Inner Golden River. There are two smaller gates on either side. As you approach the main gate you will notice two...More

Thank silverbrook
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Rebuilt after a fire in 1886, it is where during the Ming dynasty the emperor held morning court sessions

Thank Max P
Reviewed 1 February 2018

What attracted me most about this gate was the beautiful ceiling. Look up and check it out! This important gate leading into the Hall of Supreme Harmony is colorful with a lot of details. Spend a few minutes here before you step over to the...More

Thank ROCruiser
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Located between the Meridian Gate (which runs continuously with the the outer wall of the Forbidden City) and the massive Hall of Supreme Harmony, this colourful Gate serves as a portal to the the main ceremonial halls of the palace's Outer Court. It's only worth...More

Thank ianwyj
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The Gate of Supreme Harmony is the main gate of the Outer Court and is one of the more grand gates leading to the different squares. It’s pretty impressive from a distance and the best shots are from the Golden water bridges over the stream...More

Thank Steve_of_N21
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The whole Forbidden City complex is jaw droppingly beautiful and really has to be seen to be believed. The Gate of Great Harmony is absolutely majestic as befits it's surroundings. It is huge and ornate with a stunning roof and all sorts of carvings in...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 2 June 2017

It was yet another beautiful architecture. My guide told me that it was important to be big and colourful in China.

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