"A stairway behind one of the gateways" Forbidden City - The Palace Museum Tip by shivan

  Stairway in the Forbidden City
by shivan

The inner gateways are not at "street level".

There is a stairway climbing before passing the gate and another stairway descending after the gate.

See the three doors?

Well, only the Emperor was authorized (by himself, obviously) to pass through the central door, even the Empress, and all the others, must pass through the side doors.

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

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  • Written Sep 4, 2003
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