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Address: No.2, Sec.1, Yanping N. Rd., Datong Dist. (opposite Presidential Office Building), Taipei, Taiwan
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A small portion of what was a gated city

Late in the 19th century, Taipei was to become a walled city The walls were torn down during the Japanese occupation of the island but this gate remains. It’s quite close to the... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Paul K
Denton, Texas
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Denton, Texas
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Late in the 19th century, Taipei was to become a walled city The walls were torn down during the Japanese occupation of the island but this gate remains. It’s quite close to the Presidential Office Building and if you’re going there – you will see it on your way. The South Gate appears to be bigger but the East Gate... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Situated in the centre of a really busy traffic island, it's not possible to get up close to this building, unlike it's sister, the North Gate. It's a pretty similar structure, but with a much larger and more prominent roof. Alas, you'll never get near enough to discover anything close up.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Now in the middle of a busy intersection, this was once an entry point to the walled city. It provides for nice photos with the cks memorial in the back.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

It is not a real historical building. The Taipei City Walls were established in 1884 (Qing Dynasty). Originally, there had five Gates. All that remains from the old Qing Dynasty city is only the North Gate. The West Gate and city walls were demolished in 1900. The East Gate, South Gate, little South Gate were then further demolished and rebuilt... More 

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