Design Library Image Collection
Archivision Addition Module SIX--6,074 images
Type of View:
Central gate, looking north on the central axis, detail showing passage leading to the Gate of Supreme Harmony
Date of View:
The gate has five openings, but only the Emperor was allowed to use the central gate. An exception was made for the empress on her wedding day, as well as for the top three successful civil service exam candidates from each session of the test.
¿ Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.
Addition Module SIX
complexes; sites (locations); historic sites
Forbidden City: Meridian Gate (Wu Men)
brick; stucco; tile; painted wood
painting and painting techniques
10,000 m2 (area, courtyard)
Meridian Gate (Wumen)
Forbidden City, Beijing, Beijing Shi, China