Beijing Sights

Qianmen (Front Gate) (Qiánmén dàjiç)

  • Building/Architectural Site

Updated 08/29/2014

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From its top, looking south, you can see that Qianmen (Front Gate) is actually two gates: the Sun-Facing Gate (Zhengyangmen) and the Arrow Tower (Jian Lou), which were, until 1915, connected by a defensive half-moon wall. The central gates of both structures opened only for the emperor's biannual ceremonial trips to the Temple of Heaven. The gate now defines the southern edge of Tiananmen Square.

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Xuanwumen Jie, Beijing, China



Sight Details:

  • Y10
  • 8:30–4

Updated 08/29/2014


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