SOUTH OF TIAN’AN MEN SQUARE

The Qian Men (Front Gate) at the southern end of Tian’an Men Square was once part of the inner walls that divided the imperial quarters from the “Chinese city,” where the massed populace lived. Walking south from the gate you are plunged into a network of lively hutongs (alleys), the remnants of the old quarter. Continuing south down Qian Men Dajie brings you to the western perimeter of the grounds of the Temple of Heaven, one of Beijing’s most evocative sights.

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