Gate of Heavenly Purity

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Gate of Heavenly Purity, 2013
Historical image

The Gate of Heavenly Purity is the main gate of the Inner Court of the Forbidden City, in Beijing, China. The gate once led people to Forbidden City's residential quarters.[1][2] It is connected to the Palace of Heavenly Purity, and near the Gate of Thriving Imperial Clan.

Two gilded Chinese lion sculptures are installed outside the gate.[3]


  1. ^ Harper, Damian (7 February 2017). "China - National Geographic". National Geographic Books. Retrieved 13 November 2017 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Lions at the Gate of Heavenly Purity in Forbidden City". Retrieved 12 November 2017.

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