Was the Gate of Heavenly Peace to The Forbidden City in Beijing part of the Great Wall of China?

No, the Gate of Heavenly Peace is the main entrance gate leading to the Imperial, or Forbidden City in China.

It’s not part of the Great Wall of China.

It is pronounced Tian ‘Anmen in Chinese and is located on the edge of Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

Located along the northern edge of Tiananmen Square, Tian’anmen was first built during the Ming Dynasty in 1420.

The Gate of Heavenly Peace is a historical Chinese monument and was originally named Chengtianmen, which means “Gate of Accepting Heavenly Mandate”, and it has been destroyed and rebuilt several times over the years.

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