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

  The Main gate
by filipdebont
 
 

So Qianmen is in fact a double gate, in the previous tip you could see the southern part, the Arrow Tower. The Northern part, the one closest to the Tiananmen Square is the Main Gate, or this City Building.

It is possible to climb this gate (for a small fee); I did not do that as there was still so much to see around this big Tiananmen Square.

This Qianmen gate dates from the 15th century, and is one of the few remains of the Imperial City wall.

Address: Tiananmen Square
Directions: In the very center of Beijing
Website: http://www.roundtiananmensquare.com/index.html

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  • Written Dec 28, 2004
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