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Address: Chung Hsiao West Road, Section 2, Taipei, Taiwan
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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2015
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 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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Perth, Western Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Whilst it is located these days under a busy freeway overpass you can imagine that it would have been quite a formidable structure in its day. Whilst I wouldn't be going out if my way to visit the gate if you are close by it's a good photo spot.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is one of the historical gates of old Taipei City. Honestly, there is not much to see; it looks like the pictures that have been posted. However, if you are interested in seeing an old piece of Taipei City History, or are really into Taiwanese history, of into "city history studies", it might be worth seeking out. It is... More 

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san francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 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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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 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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