Ming Palace Ruins

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Nánjīng , China
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Metro: Minggugong
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The Ming Palace Ruins lie scattered around peaceful but maudlin Wǔcháomén Park . Built by Zhu Yuanzhang, the imperial palace was reportedly a magnificent structure and served as a template for Běijīng's Forbidden City. Clamber atop ruined Meridian Gate (Wǔ Mén), which once had huge walls jutting out at right angles from the main structure, along with watchtowers.

The ruins lend their name to the nearby metro station (Minggugong).