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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.
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
Large museum with a lot of information on nature, but some of the exhibitions are a bit old fashioned
This is a small privately owned museum showing carvings in doors, furniture, other wood and stone
Museum with a model of Beijing ancient city as well as exhibits of Beijing's ancient architecture
A former hangout for literati, while most other Beijing parks were for imperial families only
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
Built in 1419 as the front gate of the inner city wall
Museum with a large model of the city, historical pictures from the city and also other exhibitions with relation to the layout and structure of Beijing
Once famous in the Boxer Rebellion, the legation quarter is now occupied by government offices and army offices but can still be seen from outside
The monument documents key events in modern Chinese history