Gate of Divine Prowess
|Gate of Divine Prowess|
|Former names||Black Tortoise Gate|
|Alternative names||Gate of Divine Might|
|Town or city||Beijing|
The gate was built in 1420, during the 18th year of Yongle Emperor's reign. The Gate was originally named "Black Tortoise Gate" (玄武門; Xuánwǔmén), but when Qing Dynasty's Kangxi Emperor, whose birth name was Xuanye (玄燁), ascended to the throne, the use of the Chinese character Xuan (玄) became a form of naming taboo.
It is important to note that the Xuanwu Gate Incident, while sharing a similar name with this gate's original name, did not take place at this gate. The palace coup happened during the Tang Dynasty, when the capital was in Chang'an.
- Zhu, Qingzheng. 神武门 [Gate of Divine Might]. The Palace Museum (in Chinese). Retrieved 5 June 2018.
- Media related to Gate of Divine Might (Forbidden City) at Wikimedia Commons
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