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Zhonghua Gate (Zhonghuamen Castle)

Address: Qinhuai District, Nanjing 210000, China
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Ranked #25 of 286 Attractions in Nanjing
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Rmb50. It is relatively expensive compared to the other city attractions. Visited at dusk. The views and colours are nice at this time. Try the echoing dead end tunnels at the second level. At the top,walls stretch out in both directions and you can proceed to walk along. There is day ferry service at the gate entrance (until 4pm) The... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

From what I've heard, they built this wall as a trap. They thought that if the enemies came through this wall, they would trap them, and stone them dead from above with these huge stone things. Unfortunately, the enemies outsmarted them and the wall had never ever been used in its great history. When they were building this wall, people... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Amazing insight into medieval era fortifications. Plenty to see and great views. Admission now 34 RMB.

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Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The Great Wall of Nanjing!. Nothing less spectacular than the Great Wall of China. This wall is more than 600 years old and stretches for more than 33 km. Billions of bricks have been used in this project which took 21 years to complete. You will be surprised to know that each brick weighs between 15 to 20 Kg. Each... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The walk on the ancient city walls of Nanjing will take no more than an hour, but the views from this ancient walls are stunning. Visiting this massive gate is especially rewarding and is very much recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Despite partially destroyed during recent wars, it gives a good insight on structue of ancient castle. The cells housing troops, steps up to the top passable to horses were facinating.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I couldn't help but make a few trips there while at Nanjing, one reason for which it was nicely lit at night, and I needed an evening stroll. I enjoyed the scenery, and the serenity, as it was not very crowded when I visited. It is always excited to be standing in the midst of a "thing" that has been... More

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

A famous part of the Nanjing city wall, and very similar to the concepts seen at the Xi'an city gates. The gate complex is massive in its architecture! And although we were not able to access the wall itself from the top of the gate you can see and follow the wall with your gaze. The main gate garrison area... More

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The most famous gate of the Nanjing City Wall. Although this section of the wall has been rebuilt and refurbished over the past half century, the layout is near identical to it's dynasty era originations. The magnitude of this gate gives us an idea of the magnitude that the Ming and Qing dynasties went to protect their kingdoms and gives... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Although you only get to see what is left behind, taking a walk and touching the walls give you a sense of how grand and mighty the walls once was in history. You must like history as there isn't much to do inside but taking in the view of the surroundings.

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