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Address: Chung Hsiao West Road, Section 2, Taipei, Taiwan
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I visited the site when my primary target was the Station nearby. It was an isolated small building. It cost me five minutes... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
George T
Beijing, China
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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the site when my primary target was the Station nearby. It was an isolated small building. It cost me five minutes. 我造訪這個景點時,其實當時只是為了最終要去附近的台北車站。這是一個很孤立的建築。造訪此地花費了我五分鐘的時間。

Thank George T
Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This gate is small but has historic significance. Nearby is a historic post office and a couple other buildings (these are all marked on the Lonely Planet Taipei walking tour). Not a must see but good if you are in the area.

Thank Calvin C
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

It is impressive to think you are standing in front of a gate from the Qing era. A must see for its historical significance. It is not worth going there only for the gate, but the site can easily be combined in a walking tour with other sites nearby: the Red House and the Longshan Temple.

Thank MonkeysandWine
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 

Thank NewYork5555
Perth, Western Australia
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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.

Thank tranzactnow
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

Thank KittyvDK
san francisco
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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.

Thank KGB777
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.

Thank Khiam Yeong H
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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