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Zhonghua Gate (Zhonghuamen Castle)

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Address: Qinhuai District, Nanjing 210000, China
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You can enjoy breathtaking views of the city from this Gate.

Colossal gates. In fact, this gate 4 and 7 courtyards, joined together, intended for 3,000 defenders of the city. These gates were part of the city wall erected by order of Hun... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Vladimir M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gate itself is pretty cool to see. It's a Ming Dynasty construction so historic value is interesting. Atop the wall you can rent a golf cart and ride along the wall.

Thank Billy_Whimwa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Colossal gates. In fact, this gate 4 and 7 courtyards, joined together, intended for 3,000 defenders of the city. These gates were part of the city wall erected by order of Hun - the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty, in 1368 - 1386 gg. Wooden gate towers, have not been preserved to the present time, but simply standing on... More 

Thank Vladimir M
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This huge gate (built some 700 years ago) were so good protected from the enemy, that finally the enemies had chosen other point to break the wall

Thank Zeituni
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

it can be accessed via zhonghuamen subway (lots of walking) but i highly recommend you to take a bus there (less walking). not sure whether i been there at the wrong time (just after an exhibition) or the attraction doesn't really deserve the high ticket fee (50 rmb). the place was a mess at the time of my visit as... More 

Thank HD_Lew
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Great gate when it's light up at night. It's a small entrance with a fee. Takes no time at all to walk through the entrance and the gates within.

Thank Bearthoughts
Nanjing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

It's clean and accessable, but not for disabled access. 50 RMB per person seemed a bit step, as it's not as impressive as other walls around China.

Thank TheArchie
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Went here on our final morning in Nanjing and found it interesting. You can walk up onto the wall and through the gates. You can also hire bikes on top (we didn't have time). We also did archery here 20rmb for 8 arrows :)

Thank StepandMel
Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Zhonghua gate is one of the remaining (and the most impressive) gates of the old city walls of Nanjing. It has and interesting architectural design, and even the gate itself will only take few tens of minutes to visit, it is worth walking along the still standing old city wall. Note there are few places to go down from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Such a contrast to British castles with different architecture and vibe. Huge and impressive structure, and the old city wall go out in both directions. Great displays in the storage tunnels. And a tea of coffee in the little cafe is really nice little spot. Little hard to get to/from by Metro - a long walk - so just catch... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Remarkable architecture and meticulous building guidelines. Each block was hand carved to indicate exactly where it was created and imported from (to ensure quality control for shipments hundreds, if not thousands of miles away).

Thank GeneralShamu

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