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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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  • Of the four gates we saw, this one was the most interesting. The gate leads into several courtyards, all fortified to create a miniature fort. You can do archery in one of the courtyards and we were l...  more »
  • 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 »