Deshengmen Arrow Tower

Deshengmen Arrow Tower

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Deshengmen Arrow Tower

Introduction: IntroductionDeshengmen Arrow Tower is o­ne of the three well-preserved arrow towers in the..

Tickets:Deshengmen Arrow Tower fee and opening hoursAdmission 4yuanOpening hours 9:00-16:00

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Deshengmen Arrow Tower Introduction

Deshengmen Arrow Tower is o­ne of the three well-preserved arrow towers in the inner city of Beijing, built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It covers a ground of 4,000 sq m. An important defensive gateway of northern china, the Arrow Tower is known as a "Military Gate" which means a "gate towards victory." Although the Arrow Tower does not function as it did in the past, it provides useful information o­n the architectural style of that period. Deshengmen is located o­n the inner city northern wall's western section. Its name was changed from Yuan Khanbaliq's "Jiandemen" to "Deshengmen" during the early Ming dynasty, having the implied meaning that the Ming won the war against the Yuan Mongols by having strong ethics and morals. During the 4th year of the Hongwu era, Beijing's northern city walls were rebuilt slightly south from the Yuan's northern walls. Its gate tower is 31,5 metres by 16,8 metres, with a height of 36 metres. Its barbican is 70 metres by 118 metres, its scale among the nine inner city gates being o­nly second greatest to that of Zhengyangmen.

Deshengmen Arrow Tower Features

The barbicans western side of  Deshengmen Arrow tower has a sluice gate and an archway. Its Zhenwu temple is located at the midpoint of the northern side of the barbican, south facing. In 1915, the barbican was dismantled. In 1921, the gate tower was dismantled. In 1955, the gate tower's platform was dismantled. Deshengmen's barbican's northern and southern axis are extra wide (118 metres), thus it wasn't necessary to dismantled them when Beijing's metro system was built. In 1979, it was proposed that the watchtower be dismantled, however later it was kept intact.

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Deshengmen Arrow Tower fee and opening hours
Admission 4yuan
Opening hours 9:00-16:00

Deshengmen Arrow Tower Transporation

Bus 5、27、44、315、344、345、380

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