Sep 10 2010

POTD: The Tiananmen (“Gate of Heavenly Peace”) in Beijing

by in Asia, China, Photo of the Day

tiananmen gate

The Tiananmen gate, located north of Tiananmen Square, served as the entrance to the Imperial City, within which the Forbidden City was located. The portrait of Mao Zedong was placed on the gate in 1949. The left sign reads “Long Live the People’s Republic of China” and the right one reads “Long Live the Great Unity of the World’s Peoples”. Taken during a September 2009 trip to Beijing.

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