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The Zhengyangmen Gate

4.5/5411 Reviews
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North of Qianmen Street, Beijing 100050, China
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About The Zhengyangmen Gate

Construction of the Zhengyangmen Gate began in the 17th year of Ming emperor Yongle's reign (1419 AD), and was originally called the Lizhengmen Gate. Because it lies straight ahead of the Forbidden City, it also has the name of "Qianmen" or "Front Gate". The Zhengyangmen Gate was one of the "Nine Gates of the Capital" in Old Beijing, taking the Zhengyangmen Gate Tower, the Zhengyangmen Watchtower, and the Zhengyangmen Barbican Gate as one. It is a complete defensive building complex. Today the barbican gate has been demolished. Near Tiananmen Square is the city gate tower. While ascending the tower, one may find out about Beijing's history and customs in the exhibition rooms on each floor. The Zhengyangmen Watchtower is one of the larger watchtowers in Beijing. In the past, only the vehicles of the royal family could go through the city passage downstairs, but now tourists can walk through here towards Qianmen Street.

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  • 凤凰涅槃
    5.0

    Under the Qianmen Street of the subway station, when you come out, you can go to the arrow tower of Zhengyang Gate. The arrow tower can't go up, so you can only take a look around the outside. If you want to go to Zhengyangmen City Building, you need to go through the underground passage and then through the security check to enter Tiananmen Square and then to the City Building. You can go to the City Building with 20 tickets and half price for students. If you don't know Beijing, you must go up and have a look. After a careful look, you will understand the layout of Beijing. If you know the Eight Diagrams of the Book of Changes, you probably know better. Suggestion: Because there are a lot of people entering Tian'anmen during summer and holiday weekends, there are four security checkpoints in Tian'anmen. They are located in the northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest and southwest corner of Tian'anmen. They are the least, because the security checkpoint is relatively around the subway (in fact, it is less than 100 meters).

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  • 马背蝴蝶
    5.0

    The only existing buildings and arrow towers in the old Beijing City are in the city gate, which is worth visiting. The view from the city tower is excellent. You can see Chairman Mao's Memorial Hall and Tiananmen Square in the rear, and turn to the arrow tower in front of the south. It is like a small exhibition hall, showing the grand scenes of Qianlong's tour, the modern history of China related to Zhengyang Gate in the past 600 years, and the customs and customs of Qianmen area.

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  • 猫咪格瑞斯
    5.0

    The Zhengyang Gate of old Beijing was the only way for the emperor to go out when there were major festivals in the old society. Now Zhengyang Gate is renovated. Standing on the north side of Qianmen Street, let you walk through the big fence, and then look at Zhengyang Gate!

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  • 付遥
    5.0

    Very interesting place. Growing up in Beijing, I listened to the old people talking about the stories of 49 cities every day. Today, I finally found a place to systematically understand. Although the exhibition on the third floor and the fourth floor is not big, it is very informative and can learn a lot of interesting contents. The best thing is to stand upstairs and see the invincible scenery of the north and south!

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  • 周游列国
    5.0

    Zhengyang Gate, also known as Qianmen Gate, is the Zhengnan Gate of the inner city of Beijing. This tower is the arrow tower of Wengcheng City. It was badly damaged when the Eight-Power Allied Forces attacked Beijing. It was later restored to the form of a Chinese-Western wall. The Zhengyang Gate Tower behind the Arrow Tower is a magnificent building, which shows the Royal style. Unfortunately, the city wall has been demolished, leaving only one lonely city building. The building behind is Chairman Mao's Memorial Hall.

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  • 扬州市张小林
    5.0

    The first two are the north of Zhengyang Gate, the second two are the south of Zhengyang Gate. Zhengyang Gate is located in the south of Chairman Mao Memorial Hall. Although it is short, it is not easy to take pictures in the South and north. To take pictures in the north, it is necessary to take pictures in the square in front of Chairman Mao Memorial Hall. To take pictures in the south, across the road. This road is closed everywhere. Armed Police forces stand guards and set off guards, and go around the road twice. Security check, I stood in line for nearly three hours that day.

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    Reviewed on 1523533534000
  • 洛洛小仙女
    5.0

    Zhengyang Gate At the southern end of Tian'anmen Square, Zhengyang Gate's towers, arrow towers, Wengcheng, Zhengyang Bridge and Wupailou were once the most magnificent group of buildings in Beijing. Zhengyang Gate is the main gate of the capital cities of Ming and Qing Dynasties, commonly known as "Qianmen", "Daqianmen". Located on the north-south axis of Beijing, it has the status of inward arched imperial city and outward proclaimed the "national gate" of Wanbang. The emperor visited the Temple of Heaven every year to offer sacrifices to the heavens and the emperor's great marriage to open the Zhengyang Gate. The gate is the highest regulated in the inner city of Beijing in terms of location and architectural form. It embodies the image of urban construction, military defense, etiquette system and architectural art in the later period of Chinese feudal society, as well as the existing towers and arrow towers.

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  • 远方的征途
    5.0

    The front door is the common name of Zhengyang Gate. Located on the central axis of Beijing, it is a national key cultural relic protection unit and a symbol of old Beijing. Speaking of the front door, almost nobody knows, nobody knows, and now it has become a place for tourists to visit. Travel to Beijing to Tian'anmen Square, Qianmen Street can take a look.

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    Reviewed on 1449645427000
  • 颜色菜菜
    5.0

    Stepping on a shared bicycle and taking pictures on purpose. Zhengyang Gate in the night has a special charm.

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  • 一眼千年666
    5.0

    The Great Fence is the center of Qianmen Commercial District, which refers to the Great Fence Street, Gallery Headlines, Grain Store Street and Coal Market Street. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, curfews were imposed at night, fences were set up in the streets and lanes, and the fences were closed day and night, so the name of the fence was given.

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