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Yongdingmen Gatetower

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Show of former glory

Makes me so mad to think that these were the wonderful gates of the walls that were torn down not... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
ZBH88
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Attractive tower in kite filled square

The Yongdingmen tower is in a restored bit of the city walls to the SW of the Temple of Heaven Park... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2015
MKMapman
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Oct 19, 2016
“Show of former glory”
May 26, 2016
“Stands a reminder of its former glory”
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Yongdingmennei Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050, China
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Yongdingmen was the former front gate of the outer section of Beijing's old city wall. Originally built in 1553, it was torn down in the 1950s to make way for the new road system in Beijing. In 2005, the Yongdingmen was reconstructed at the site...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Makes me so mad to think that these were the wonderful gates of the walls that were torn down not so long ago. So much history destroyed. You can imagine the sheer vastness and impressive walls that once stood though from the remaining features.

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Reviewed 26 May 2016

This is not tourist destination, but stands a reminder of its former glory. The gate stands on a traffic island that is not easily accessible. From the East and West entrances, go through the underpass and locate a set stairs to the square. The gate...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2015

The Yongdingmen tower is in a restored bit of the city walls to the SW of the Temple of Heaven Park and a couple of miles almost due South of Tien'anmen Square. It's not really worth much of a detour, but is pleasant enough to...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Yongdingmen was the former front gate of the outer section of Beijing's old city wall. Originally built in 1553, it was torn down in the 1950s to make way for the new road system in Beijing. In 2005, the Yongdingmen was reconstructed at the site...More

2  Thank tetelu
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