Zhèngyáng Gate Arrow Tower
The southernmost of Qiánmén's (前门) two gates is the picturesque Zhèngyáng Gate Arrow Tower. Unlike it's twin Zhèngyáng Gate , it can't...
The northernmost of Qiánmén's (前门) two gates is the 40m-high Zhèngyáng Gate. It dates from the Ming dynasty and was the largest of the...
Qianmen, aka Front Gate, actually consists of two gates. The northernmost of the two gates is the 40m-high Zhèngyáng Gate (正阳门城楼;...
The terrace of this swish but relaxed restaurant, with its unfussy menu of Mediterranean favourites, offers fine views over Qiánmén Gate...
Qianmen Dajie information
Restored to resemble a late Qing dynasty street scene and wildly popular with domestic visitors, this ancient thoroughfare (once known as Zhengyangmen Dajie, or Facing the Sun Gate Street) is something of a tourist theme park. It is especially lively at its northern end, as more (overpriced) restaurants and shops open up, while the rebuilt Qiánmén Decorative Arch (the original was torn down in the 1950s) looks handsome.