"Gate of National Prosperity" Forbidden City - The Palace Museum Tip by Willettsworld


This gate was constructed in 1420 and was renovated in 1655. It is one of the gates in the palace that leads into the Inner Court. Along both sides of the gate were offices of Mongolian nobles, nine chief ministers and imperial guards. In the Qing dynasty, except for those who came to make urgent reports or had been summoned, not even princes or officials were allowed to enter. In order to ensure the safety of the emperor, the guards of princes and officials had to halt 20 paces from the steps.

Address: North of Tiananmen Square
Directions: In the Center of Beijing
Phone: 010-85007422, 85007421
Website: http://www.dpm.org.cn/

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  • Written Aug 8, 2009
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