Tiananmen Gate

Tiananmen Gate

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Tiananmen Gate

Introduction: IntroductionThe Tiananmen Gate was first built in the 1420s in the Ming Dynasty. During the de..

Tickets:Tiananmen Gate fee and openinghoursAdmission: freeOpening hours: all day

Travel Tips:TipsTo mount Tian’anmen Rostrum, bag depositing and safety checking are needed. There is corr..

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Tiananmen Gate Introduction

The Tiananmen Gate was first built in the 1420s in the Ming Dynasty. During the demise of the Ming Dynasty, heavy fighting between Li Zicheng and the early Qing emperors damaged (or perhaps destroyed) the gate. In 1651 (early Qing Dynasty), the Tiananmen Gate was renovated. During the Ming and Qing eras, there was no public square at Tiananmen; instead, it was a T-shaped walled courtyard flanked by offices various ministries, bureaus and agencies. It was enlarged to its present size and cemented in 1958. Gate of Heavenly Peace was the grandest rostrum during ancient China time. Gate of Heavenly Peace is composed by two parts, namely Tiananmen Gate and Tiananmen Rostrum. The overall height is 34.7 meters. There are 60 great columns erected o­n Tiananmen Rostrum.
Belonging to warm temperate zone and semi-humid zone, Beijing has distinct seasons, short in spring and autumn and long in summer and winter. The average temperature of the year is 13°C. The coldest month is January, and the average temperature is -3.7°C; the hottest is July, and the average temperature is 25.2°C. Every season is suitable for travel.

Tiananmen Gate Features

The ground was made of golden brick. Both the north and south sides are the lozenge doors whereas the ceiling, arch door and girder were engraved with colored pottery of traditional golden dragon with propitious design. It is located o­n the central axis where o­nly the Emperor has access to this road in the past. British and French troops who invaded Beijing in 1860 pitched camp near the gate and briefly considered burning the gate and the entire Forbidden City down. They decided ultimately to preserve the palace and to burn instead the emperor's Summer Palace. The Qing emperor eventually agreed to let the foreign powers establish headquarters in the area. During the Boxer Rebellion of 1900 the siege badly damaged the office complexes and several ministries were burnt down. In the conflict's denouement, the area became a space for foreign troops to assemble their armies and horses. It was cleared in due course to produce the beginning of what is now known as the Tiananmen Square. The Square, however, was not officially made until the PRC took power in 1949.

Tiananmen Gate Tickets

Tiananmen Gate fee and openinghours
Admission: free
Opening hours: all day

Tiananmen Gate Transporation

Subway Line 1 to the east or west of Tian’anmen
Taking the tourism line 1 and 5 and get off at Qianmen station
Take the special line 1,2,4,7 and No. 、2、4、5、7、8、9、10、11、17、20、22、31、34、37、44、48、52、53、54、59、110、120、205、329 branch、329、509、703、726、728、729、742、744、784、803、808、819、820、821、826 branch、826、848、859、922 and get off at Qianmen station or Tian’anmen Station.

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