Gate of the earthly tranquility (Kunningmen)
Gate of the earthly tranquility
The gate of the Terrestrial Tranquility is simply the gateway to the palace that bears the same name. If usually such a door opens on a courtyard having the palace in its center, here the door is very close to the palace, one can thus say that the court is very small. As a reminder, a door at the Forbidden City is simply a pavilion that must be crossed to cross a thick wall and high. It is also a place to live or work. Clearly, it's big and functional!
This door opens to the North on the Imperial Garden, a very wooded area.
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