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Tian'anmen Square
Watch Tower 角樓

This is the watch tower 角樓 (jiǎolóu) at the southeast corner of the Inner City walls. It also overlooks the surrounding moat. There is a similar watch tower at each of the four corners of the Forbidden City. We will come back to this tower later in the story.

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Last update: January 2010
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