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Meridian Gate (Wu Men)

The Entrance Gates Of Gugong, Beijing 100006, China
+86 10 8500 7421
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The Entrance Gates Of Gugong, Beijing 100006, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Meridian Gate is the main entrance into the Forbidden City and it is absolutely magnificent. What an introduction to the rest of the wonders you will see if you visit the Forbidden CIty. Get there early as the crowds can be oppressive. We were...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This wonderful wooden gate is beautifully painted in Golden and other colours and represent the once believed myth of the Qing Dynasty emperor that this place was the centre of the earth and hence, named as the meridian Gate. ( Well science later prided otherwise...More

Thank rjsh123
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The wonderful wooden structure is painted on every facet with rich colours and gold. Wooden carved sections are beautiful. Many visitors - mostly Chinese, don't marr this lovely building.

Thank theresalwaysone
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Part of the forbidden city tour which is a must due to its importance in Chinese tradition, use a local guide.

Thank amirdavi
Reviewed 26 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank RayParks
Reviewed 14 May 2017

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.

1  Thank T S
Reviewed 11 May 2017

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...More

2  Thank patolincl
Reviewed 10 May 2017 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...More

Thank The-Farias
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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

Thank Jeanne W
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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.

Thank tony12cu
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