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The Tiananmen Gate or Gate of Heavenly Peace is a symbol of China, dominating the northern end of the Tiananmen Square with a large portrait of Chairman Mao. Standing in front of the Forbidden City, the 66 metre long, 37 metre wide and 32 metre high gate has imperial roof decorations, with 2 stone lions guarding it from the front, warding off evil. There are huabiao (ornamental columns) depicting dragons and phoenixes, and 7 white marble bridges on the Jinshuihe (Golden River) in the front of the tower.

Tiananmen Gate and Nearby Attractions on Map

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Forbidden City

Forbidden City(0.8 km)
The Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, is the imperial palace of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, a grand-standing symbol of the might and stateliness of their court.

Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven(2.9 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.

National Centre for the Performing Arts
Imperial Ancestral Temple

Imperial Ancestral Temple(0.4 km)
The Imperial Ancestral Temple is where sacrificial ceremonies were held to honor the imperial family's ancestors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

National Art Museum of China
Jingshan Park

Jingshan Park(2 km)

Beihai Park

Beihai Park(2.1 km)
Beihai Park is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved ancient imperial gardens in China, dating back to the 11th century.

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square(0.5 km)
The Tiananmen Square is a large and historic public square in Beijing where Chairman Mao, the father of communism in China, declared the foundation of the People’s Republic on 1st October 1949.

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