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Tiananmen Gate

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Tiananmen Gate or the Gate of Heavenly Peace, bounds the northern end of Tiananmen Square in the center of Beijing. It was first built in 1417 during the Ming Emperor Yongle's reign as the principal entrance leading to the Forbidden City. At that time the gate was named Chengtianmen, but the wooden structure burned down in 1457 and was reconstructed in 1651 and renamed Tiananmen.
The gate stands 34 meters that is 112 foots high and has red stone walls, a wooden roof and contains five arched passages leading through its white marble base. The gate is surrounded by a moat, the Golden Water River, which was formed to guard the Imperial Palace. Five white marble bridges cross the river and lead to the passages of the gate. Attractive marble and columns and stone lions decorate the front of the gate.
In imperial times the gate and Tiananmen Square were not accessible to the public. Frequently religious and military ceremonies were held and regal edicts were announced from Tiananmen. It was also from the platform of the gate that Mao Zedong announced the establishment of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949.
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