Qianmen is the colloquial name for Zhengyangmen, a gate in 's historic city wall. The gate is situated to the south of and once guarded the southern entry into the Inner City.

Notable Places in the Area

The , located at the centre of , was the imperial palace of China for five centuries, until the early 20th century. Photo: Daniel Case, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Metro station
Qian Men Station is a station on Line 2 of the Beijing Subway located near . Photo: N509FZ, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The , and colloquially described as The Giant Egg, is an arts centre containing an opera house in , People's Republic of China. is situated 1 km northwest of Zhengyangmen. Photo: Hui Lan, CC BY 2.0.

is the Beijing branch of Madame Tussauds wax museum. is situated 370 metres south of Zhengyangmen. Photo: PQ77wd, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Localities in the Area

is 's capital, and its second largest city after , with a population of more than 20 million. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

, formerly District, is an area in . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

District is a district in central . Visitirs come here for the Houhai area to join the bar and restaurant cluster by the lake or to explore the remains of the wealthier part of historical Beijing nearby. Photo: Daniel Case, CC BY-SA 3.0.


39.8992° or 39° 53' 57.1" north
116.3916° or 116° 23' 29.8" east
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Also Known As

  • Chinese: Chèng-iông-mn̂g
  • Chinese: 正阳门
  • Chinese: 正陽門
  • Czech: Brána Správného světla
  • Dutch: Zhengyangmen
  • Egyptian Arabic: زيهنجيانج
  • French: Zhengyangmen
  • German: Qianmen Tor Nord
  • German: Zhengyangmen
  • Indonesian: Zhengyangmen
  • Italian: Zhengyangmen
  • Japanese: 正陽門
  • Korean: 정양문
  • Min Nan Chinese: Chèng-iông-mn̂g
  • Norwegian: Qianmen
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Qianmen
  • Polish: Brama Na Wprost Słońca
  • Polish: Zhengyangmen
  • Russian: Северные ворота Цяньмэнь
  • Spanish: Zhengyangmen
  • Swedish: Qianmen
  • Thai: หอประตูเฉียนเหมิน
  • Wu Chinese: 正阳门
  • Yue Chinese: 正陽門

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