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Address: Qinhuai District, Nanjing 210000, China
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impressive city wall

My son and I visited the Zhonghua gate as part of a day trip from Shanghai. We took the subway to Zhonghua Gate Station, and then took a taxi to the gate. It is an easy walk (15... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My son and I visited the Zhonghua gate as part of a day trip from Shanghai. We took the subway to Zhonghua Gate Station, and then took a taxi to the gate. It is an easy walk (15 minutes) from the subway, but we were pressed for time. The entry fee was 50 yuan, and children were free. The gate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I loved this place but then I love historical sites. The wall is 600yrs old and amazingly well maintained. Surprisingly not many tourists which made it a pleasant destination. The grounds has an air about them- you can definitely imagine it's use. There are three levels - each level with its own view and hence vantage point. It is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Awesome !! Not much to see but only to walk over the wall is a good experience! Para visitarlo es un bonito lugar. Lo recomiendo ampliamente.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is the most elaborate part of the Nanjing City Wall, representing a true masterpiece of military architecture and design. Here, there are four gates in a row, making it all but impossible for an ancient army to break through. As soon as the had broken into the first courtyard, they would have been surrounded on three sides by archers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This gate is part of a massive and lengthy city wall. Part of the wall is attached to the gate. The gate consists of four gates, and has three kill zones to counter attack enemies that penetrated a gate. Fantastic piece of Ming Dynasty military architecture. Its a sight to behold.

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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Zhonghua Gate (Zhonghuamen Castle)

Address: Qinhuai District, Nanjing 210000, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Nanjing
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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