Yongdingmen was the former front gate of the outer section of Beijing's old city wall during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, originally built in 1553. It was demolished in 1956 for the new road system in Beijing, and a new Yongdingmen was reconstructed at the site of the old city gate in 2004. The entrance to the 34 metre high gate tower is flanked by 2 Chinese guardian lions.
Yongdingmen E St, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Yongdingmen and Nearby Attractions on Map
Temple of Heaven(1.7 km)
Temple of Heaven, to the south-east of the Tiananmen Square, is the site where the emperor prayed every year for a bountiful harvest and fair weather.
Fire God Temple(3.3 km)
Newly renovated temple.
Song Tang Zhai Museum of Traditional Chinese Folk Carving(0.8 km)
This is a small privately owned museum showing carvings in doors, furniture, other wood and stone.
Museum of Ancient Architecture(0.8 km)
Museum with a model of Beijing ancient city as well as exhibits of Beijing's ancient architecture.
Taoranting Park(1.9 km)
A former hangout for literati, while most other Beijing parks were for imperial families only.
Beijing Museum of Natural History(1.1 km)
Large museum with a lot of information on nature, but some of the exhibitions are a bit old fashioned.
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