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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

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Vladimir M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of the four gates we saw, this one was the most interesting. The gate leads into several courtyards, all fortified to create a miniature fort. You can do archery in one of the courtyards and we were luckily enough to see some of the weight training exercises which was very cool. You can walk around the top of the fort... More 

Thank Victoria O
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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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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 

Thank El_Errante_42
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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