"Qianmen" Top 5 Page for this destination Qian Mem - Arrow Tower - Zheng yang men Tip by filipdebont

  Qianmen - The Arrow Tower
by filipdebont

We arrived in the early morning in Beijing. After the check-in in the hotel, we were totally ready to discover Beijing.

With my city map in the hand I started walking in the direction of Beijing Highlight Number 1: Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.

But soon I found out that in Beijing all distance seemed bigger than they looked on the map. So I had already walked about half an hour, and I was still far from my destination. So I decided to go to the nearest Metro station to continue my journey. Like this I arrived at the Tiananmen Square a few minutes later.

When I left the Metro building at Tiananmen Square, the Qianmen was the first "Chinese building" I did see.

This Qianmen is in fact a double gate. On the picture you can see the southern gate, the Front gate also known as the Arrow Tower.

Address: Qianmen Dogdajie
Directions: South Side of Tiananmen Square
Website: http://www.roundtiananmensquare.com/index.html

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  • Written Dec 28, 2004
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