Dongan Men Remains.

Dong'an Gate Remains

Forbidden City & Dongcheng Central

In two roadside excavations north and south of the crossroads here are the remains of the once magnificent Dong'an Men – the east gate of the Imperial City Walls, which led directly to Donghuamen and into the Forbidden City. Little more than rows of bricks now, this is one for the archaeology buffs.

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