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Duanmen, also known as the Gate of Uprightness, or Upright Gate, is a gate in Beijing's Imperial City, and is located south of the Forbidden City. Proceeding north from the entrance to the Imperial City, it is the next gate after the Tian'anmen, or Gate of Heavenly Peace, and has a similar structure to that gate. The next gate further north is the Meridian Gate, which is the southern and main gate to the Forbidden City itself.[1]


  1. ^ Jarzombek, Mark M.; Prakash, Vikramaditya (October 4, 2011). A Global History of Architecture. John Wiley & Sons. p. 1140. Retrieved 19 November 2017.

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