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The Central Axis is the best preserved core area of the old city of Beijing. Starting from Yongdingmen Gate in the south tothe Bell Tower in the north, the axis stretches over 7.8km and passes through Qianmen (Zhengyangmen), Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Jingshan Hill, Di’anmen Gate, the Drum Tower and the Bell Tower.