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“Not available in Beijing, Xi'an or other Chinese cities any more”

Zhonghua Gate (Zhonghuamen Castle)
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Captivating Nanjing Historical and Cultural Day Tour including Qinhuai River...
Ranked #15 of 405 things to do in Nanjing
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Beaverton, Oregon
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not available in Beijing, Xi'an or other Chinese cities any more”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Beijing tore the city wall down with Mao's decision. Xi'an kept some of it but not in this scale.

For about $7, it is worth touring.

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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338 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Solid”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Zhonghua Gate is huge, higher than the "Great Wall", this was a stop on out tour. We walked up the steps along the top, looked across the rooftops, back down the steps and through the man made caverns underneath. One of the caverns had a history of the gate, but we didn't have time to do much reading.
It was ok, but there are a lot more interesting things around Nanjing.

Visited April 2013
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Shanghai
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324 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“Well-maintained Historic Fortification that Survived China's Tough Periods”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

This place was truly interesting because it is one of few historical structures still standing. This gate was attacked by the Japanese in the war and was the scene of one of China's most heroic defensive efforts against an invading army. The gate itself is a massive structure about 30m thick. It has many tunnels that are being used by musical artists to practice their instruments, I presume due to the unique acoustics. The gate is also tall giving you a great view into all directions. It is possible to walk onto the wall into two directions. If you like history and architecture or simply need the kids to run themselves silly, then don't miss this.

Visited December 2012
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Impressive structure but not much here”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

It is a long walk from either metro stop if you have young children - take a taxi! The gate is impressive and interesting to see the lengths they went to to keep the city secure, but felt that it could have been so much more informative. They are digging up this part of the city too (metro work?) so the views were not great either.

Visited April 2013
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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Impressive size but that's it”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

The size of Zhong Hua Men is indeed impressive, but apart from that there is no specific reason to go there. You get the feeling of being ripped of as you pay to see... nothing really. The gate house towers and everything, which is not out of stone is long gone. what is left is just plain stone. There is a tiny exhibition inside the gate, but it's done without any love. Public transportation to get there is also quite unconvenient. Hence, if you have limited time in Nan Jing go and visit more worthwile places.

Visited September 2012
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