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China / 天安门城楼的反思

A reflection of Tiananmen Gate


This gate (across from the famous/infamous square of the same name) leads to the Meridian Gate, the Southern entrance to the Forbidden City in central Beijing.


The Tiananmen or Tian'anmen (simplified Chinese: 天安门; traditional Chinese: 天安門; pinyin: Tiān'ānmén), the gate of heavenly peace, is a famous monument in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China. It is widely used as a national symbol. First built during the Ming Dynasty in 1420, Tian'anmen is often referred to as the front entrance to the Forbidden City. However, the Meridian Gate (午门) is the first entrance to the Forbidden City proper, while Tiananmen was the entrance to the Imperial City, within which the Forbidden City was located. Tian'anmen is located to the north of Tiananmen Square, across the street from the plaza from Chang'an Avenue.




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Taken on October 30, 2006