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North Gate

Address: Chung Hsiao West Road, Section 2, Taipei, Taiwan
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Ranked #111 of 306 things to do in Taipei
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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san francisco
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303 reviews 303 reviews
160 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I was surprised how unimpressive this North Gate was -- I think the setting (under a freeway) did not help my impression at all. So if you are already at the train station....walk down the block and take a picture...otherwise, look at the photos and enjoy.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1,446 reviews 1,446 reviews
900 attraction reviews
767 helpful votes 767 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The gate itself is not especially impressive, not helped by the backdrop of the under-construction expressway. A quick stop is all that is needed before moving on to other sites of interest.

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Singapore, Singapore
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88 reviews 88 reviews
73 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The gate is the only thing remaining from the past here. The rest I assumed have made way for the roads and highways that isolated an island for this gate to stand upon. Still it's great that they are preserving some manner of the past so that future generations have so,etching to cling on.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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93 reviews 93 reviews
43 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Fifteen minutes’ walk from the Taipei Main Station. The two-story fortress of North Gate is enclosed by sturdy walls in the form of a highly guarded citadel. What a beautiful picture that the square and round shaped window openings on the dark red wall. The Taipei City Walls were established in 1884, during the Qing Dynasty. Originally, there had five... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

As mentioned, good to walk past and take a few photos if you are in the area. I like visiting city gates so was happy to find we stumbled accross this one by accident. Happened to be taking my camera to be fixed in camera street (Bo Ai Rd) and stumbled accross the gate. If you are in the Taipei... More 

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Taichung, Taiwan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

I cannot imagine what it would have looked like a century ago. It would be nice if they had some old photos for a Westerner who is not accustomed to a walled city.

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