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South Gate

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Address: Near No.34 Nanmen Road, Tainan, Taiwan
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Maybe this is only a weekday activity, but on the Saturday I visited it was closed and thus all I saw was a wall with a nice door. If you can go inside on other days, it would... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
Jarko2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

Maybe this is only a weekday activity, but on the Saturday I visited it was closed and thus all I saw was a wall with a nice door. If you can go inside on other days, it would have been nice to know. Nothing in the park gives you any cue.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

At present this place is partially covered in scaffolding and sheeting, so it takes away from the scene and to be fair it's not all that interesting anyway, if you were going to miss one on your walking trip of the city then this would be the one to miss

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Tainan, Taiwan
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

the gate is somewhat hidden in a humble park with some interesting trees. you are just far away enough to be out of the noisy traffic. My highlight was enjoying a beer (35NT!) on the historic city wall. i noticed the gates are closed often... you may want visit it for less than 1 hour or so..

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Delray Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

I visited on a Monday afternoon at around 3pm and it was closed. Not sure why as all of the signs and brochures said it had operating hours. I was able to walk around part of the exterior wall and got a glimpse of the roof of the interior building. There were some massive banyan trees on the property which... More 

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Tainan
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

It is good for a few photos but it probably won't keep you interested for more than 20 minutes. Not a good place for disabled people or anyone with a stroller.

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Singapore
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

A french-inspired fort gate that would have been something more inspiring if it was original (not reconstructed) and in its original position (it was relocated from another part of town).

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Chiayi, Taiwan
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

Landmarks of Tainan. Worth a visit and pictures. The Firing ceremony in the afternoon is interesting. Outside the walls is one of the most famous special restaurants in Tainan.(Wu-Jiao Chuan Ban,means 5 penny restaurant.)

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West Central District/ North District
The West Central District is the most populous and the busiest area. A lot of shops and hotels crowd the district, and the long-standing history results in a variety of street food. In addition to that, this district also has the highest number of temples. This is how it got the name “Tainan’s Pantheon.” Historic buildings are literally ubiquitous. For example, Hayashi Department Store, National Museum of Taiwan Literature, Confucius Temple, Chihkan Tower (formerly Fort Provintia), Sacrificial Rites Martial Temple, Tainan Grand Mazu (name of a goddess) Temple, etc. Recently, the tourism in Tainan has laid emphasis on alleys and lanes. Examples include Fujhong Street specialising in creative handicrafts, as-you-stroll desserts on Jhengsing Street, Shennong Street lined with hundred-year-old ancient houses, Sinyi Street on which the old city gate stands, Sinmei Street where old and new cultures fuse together, and Guohua Street and Baoan Raod famous for all the savoury food. All the traditional and delicious food and flavours are about to burst in your mouth. The North District, on the other hand, is a quiet secret hideaway. Lane 321 on Gongyuan Road used to be a Japanese soldiers’ dormitory. Now a few artists have set up their studios here. There are diversified art styles in each old Japanese-style house. The Garden Night Market on Haian Road is one of the famous night markets in both Tainan and Taiwan, and was the top 12 Facebook check-in location worldwide in 2013.
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