Main Gate and North Gate to Forbidden City: Wumen and Shenwumen

Wumen (Meridian Gate), the main and south gate to the Forbidden City. On the red platform is a spectacle nine-bay gate-tower.
Shenwumen (Gate of Divine Might), the north gate to the palace. During the Qing Dynasty, the court often chose beautiful maids and the chosen girls would pass this gate when they were sent to the palace.

午門 故宮の正門。城門の上に九軒広さの矢倉があって、荘厳に聳えている。
神武門 故宮の北門。清時代に選ばれた宮女がこの門を入っていた。

Wumen (la Porta Meridione)  La porta centrale del Palazzo Imperiale. È manifica e splendida con una grande torre di nove stanze.
Shenwumen (la Porta della Forza Divina)  La porta di nord del Palazzo Imperiale. Le fanciulle scelte per l’imperatore nella Dinastia Ching entrarono da questa porta.

La Porte du Méridien (Wumen)  Entrée principale du Palais impérial, elle a un grand édifice à 9 trvées, d’une allure très impétueuse et solennelle.
La Porte de la Fierté divine (Shenwumen)  Entrée nord du Palais impérial. Sous la dynastie des Qing, les belles jeunes filles choisies par la cour passaient par ici.

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