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"Tiananmen Gate" Forbidden City - The Palace Museum Tip by clairegeordio

  Tiananmen Gate
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  • Tiananmen Gate - Beijing
      Tiananmen Gate
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  • Chairman Mao portrait, Tiananmen Gate - Beijing
      Chairman Mao portrait, Tiananmen Gate
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  • Tiananmen Gate at night - Beijing
      Tiananmen Gate at night
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  • Tiananmen Square at night - Beijing
      Tiananmen Square at night
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Tiananmen Gate or Gate of Heavenly Peace is usually referred to as the front entrance of the Forbidden City. On the front of the building is one of the last publicly displayed portraits of Mao Zedong with placards either side of it that read "Long Live the People's Republic of China" and "Long live the Great Unity of the World's People" You can go up the rostrum of the Gate for 15RMB to get a great view of Tiananmen Square, which is what we did. In 1949 it was from here that Chairman Mao addressed the public declaring the foundation of the People’s Republic. At night Tiananmen Gate is lit up and there are some lovely fountains in front. Overall, it is a specatular place to photograph, both day and night.

Address: North of Tiananmen Square
Directions: In the Center of Beijing
Phone: 010-85007422, 85007421

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  • Written Dec 23, 2006
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