Doors in Beijing, China Travel

Whenever I travel, one of the things that most catches my eyes are the doors and doorways I come across. And in Beijing, China, there were so many beautiful doors and doorways that I found myself with my 照相机 (zhàoxiàngjī) camera constantly at the ready.

I noticed that many of these 门 (mén) doors were painted 红色 (hóngsé) red. In China, red is an auspicious color it has many positive connotations, so it makes sense that it would be a popular choice for residents.

Another interesting feature of many of the doorways were their circular shape. These doorways or gateways are called 月亮门 (yuèliàngmén) moon gates. They are often features of Chinese 花园 (huāyuán) gardens.

Chinese Vocabulary Featured in This Post

Chinese Pinyin English
照相机 zhàoxiàngjī camera

mén door

红色 hóngsé red

月亮门 yuèliàngmén moon gates

花园 huāyuán garden

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If you’ve enjoyed this post, you might enjoy some of the other posts that are a part of this series:
Doors in Paris, France
The Many Doors of Ireland
Doors in East France
Doors in Barcelona, Spain
Doors in Mont St Michel, France
Doors in Venice, Italy

What about you?

What are some of the things that you love to photograph whenever you’re traveling?

I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!



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