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Address: Chung Hsiao West Road, Section 2, Taipei, Taiwan
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One of the original gates

The gate was constructed in 1884 by the Qing Dynasty and was part of the fortifications to the citadel.Today it is the only remaining gate in its original form from the times of... read more

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puerto princesa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gate was constructed in 1884 by the Qing Dynasty and was part of the fortifications to the citadel.Today it is the only remaining gate in its original form from the times of the Qing dynasty.

Thank palawandave
Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a truly historical an site to see in person if you are interested in history. The old gate is situated in busy road intersection and built more than 100 years ago. In 2016, the freeway overpass above it was removed, but it still lacks the grand gardens and ponds planned for long ago by the city. We would... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The only gate that survived the Japanese restructuring of the city. Would have been more impressive if there were more of the wall intact. Also there was construction work going on.

Thank VinoBambinos
Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Three are extensive roadworks around the gate which make it inaccessible, these works look like they will be ongoing for awhile.

Thank Aprilianinor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We happened upon this site and were underwhelmed. There are works currently being undergone around it. Nothing much to see. If it is out of your way, don't bother.

Thank mellybourke
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 442 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Taipei once had walls around the city. The North Gate is a survivor. It's quite impressive, well consgrucrd and worth look. Just watch out for the traffic, which is intense.

Thank Jeffry B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,019 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

One of the few surviving gates that used to guard entrance to Taipei, this is the only one you can actually reach out and touch. There's not much here though. Just a big brick and stone structure and a nice arch. There's no access to anything inside. Good photo op, but not much else.

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Beijing, China
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I visited the site when my primary target was the Station nearby. It was an isolated small building. It cost me five minutes. 我造訪這個景點時,其實當時只是為了最終要去附近的台北車站。這是一個很孤立的建築。造訪此地花費了我五分鐘的時間。

Thank George T
Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This gate is small but has historic significance. Nearby is a historic post office and a couple other buildings (these are all marked on the Lonely Planet Taipei walking tour). Not a must see but good if you are in the area.

Thank Calvin C
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Near Taipei Main Station, and there is an new MRT station as North Gate, so access is very easy and also easy to find, but the builging itself is not worth to visit. If you visit around there, it might be one choice to visit. Around the gate, several big roads are surrounding it, the gate only stands on.Not so... More 

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