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Zhonghua Gate (Zhonghuamen Castle), Nanjing

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Reminiscent of a castle, Zhonghua Gate (Zhonghuamen Castle) has long served as a strategic protection against invaders. The best preserved gate in Nanjing, the ancient capital of China, stands as a monument to the architectural genius of the Ming dynasty. Explore the complex, 27-vault structure, known as the "treasure gate" because of the military provisions kept by the soldiers who lived here. Climb to the top of the wall to enjoy the cityscape of Nanjing under the glow of the red lanterns that line the aisles. You can take a guided tour to learn more about the history and construction of the gate. Work out when and for how long to visit Zhonghua Gate (Zhonghuamen Castle) and other Nanjing attractions using our handy Nanjing trip itinerary planner.
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  • The gate itself is pretty cool to see. It's a Ming Dynasty construction so historic value is interesting. Atop the wall you can rent a golf cart and ride along the wall.  more »
  • Colossal gates. In fact, this gate 4 and 7 courtyards, joined together, intended for 3,000 defenders of the city. These gates were part of the city wall erected by order of Hun - the first emperor of ...  more »
  • Visit in the morning on weekdays. Admission is 50 did. It views the entire city is something that feels good and climb to the top is not. For at the Museum learned the day ago that Japan enters the gate than the invasion of Nanking when remembering the photo, also became a solemn feeling at the same time. "Comments, weekdays or shiny, expensive for what almost nobody, from Zhonghua Gate East water walk slowly around 40 minutes.
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  • 中华门,建于1366年明太祖朱元璋建都期间,是南京古城的正南门,是南京的标志性象征建筑之一。 城堡是中国现存最大的城堡式瓮城,也被认为是世界上保存最完好、结构最复杂的古城堡,被中国国务院列为中国全国重点保护文物。 原名聚宝门,1931年改名“中华门”,并由当时的中国领袖蒋中正所题。
  • If you just take photos of Zhonghua gate signs, but not this feature any decent pay and free of charge.
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  • 三重瓮城很有感觉
  • 南京的古城墙~有韵味,晚上有很多运动的人~
  • Nice, although in winter
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