Andingmen

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Andingmen in 1860
Atop the city wall at Andingmen in 1860

Andingmen (simplified Chinese: 安定门; traditional Chinese: 安定門; pinyin: Āndìngmén; Manchu: Elhe toktoho duka; lit. "Gate of Stability") was a gate in Beijing's Ming-era city wall. The gate was torn down along with the city wall in the 1960s. Andingmen is now a place name. Where the gate once stood is now a Andingmen Bridge, a roundabout overpass on the northern 2nd Ring Road. The overpass links Andingmen Inner Street which runs south of the overpass inside the walled city and Andingmen Outer Street which runs north away from the walled he city.

Bus and trolleybus stops are nearby, along with Andingmen Station, Line 2 of the Beijing Subway.

Ju'er Hutong (simplified Chinese: 菊儿胡同; traditional Chinese: 菊兒衚衕; pinyin: Jūér Hútòng) is a popular neighborhood for expats to live in. It's located in the hutongs southwest of Jiaodaokou, and just east of Shichahai and Gŭlóu (the Bell Tower). Yongkang Hutong (Chinese: 永康胡同; pinyin: Yǒngkáng Hútòng) is another popular residential location for expats in Beijing. Coordinates: 39°56′50″N 116°24′01″E / 39.947146°N 116.400323°E / 39.947146; 116.400323