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    ngo mon gate
    This three-story structure is 58 m long, 27.5 m wide, 17 m high and serves as the main entrance to Imperial city.

    There are five gates to Ngo Mon, with the central gate being reserved for the kings only.

    The two adjacent gates were exclusively  for court officials, and the two other outer gates were used for servants and members of the royal entourage. On top of the arch in the Five Phoenix Tower where the king sat during festivities.

    Noon Gate in Hue

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    This was also where ceremonies were organized to announce the names of successful candidates of royal examinations. During the reign of the Nguyen Kings, Ngo Mon Gate was only opened when the kings were passing by or receiving foreign ambassadors.
     
     
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