Zhonghua Gate (Zhonghuamen Castle)

Zhonghua Gate (Zhonghuamen Castle)

Zhonghua Gate (Zhonghuamen Castle)
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geo3
Calgary, Canada1,466 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
This was a worthwhile stop, just to give some impression of what old Nanjing was like. (Not very much of that exists now). At least three segments of the old Nanjing city wall still exist, and this is one of them. This part is particularly worth visiting because of the massive gate. The wall itself is not as impressive as the city wall in Xi'an, but it is still large, and particularly worthwhile seeing if you will not be visiting Xi'an.

The various displays on what the gate looked like through the last 100 years or so were interesting. It was poignant to see the model and pictures of the massive wooden structure that use to be part of this gate. That structure lasted for several hundred years until it was destroyed in the Second World War.

I was fortunate to be visiting shortly after the Chinese New year, so there were numerous floats installed on the wall depicting various eras in Chinese history. This had been part of the city's Chinese New Year celebration.

The views over the city and over the nearby river were worthwhile, as well.

This was part of a tour, so I can't comment on entrance costs nor how easy this would be to access by public transit (maps of the Nanjing transit system suggest it would be about a 1 km walk from the nearest subway stop). When I was there it was relatively uncrowded.
Written 21 February 2020
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FlyfishermanBeijing
Beijing, China278 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Zhonghuamen is for sure old and that way very precious but there is one big con. I visit that place after sunset, i pay 50 yuan entrance fee and climbing top of wall. gate was illluminate by different color lights and consist weird "i love you" signs etc.For me, whole place was ruined by trying make it place for ... do not know. If you like visit Nanjing city wall i strongly recommend Xuanwumen instead of this weird place.
Written 19 December 2019
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ChoonWah
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Walking on top of this thick wall reminded you about travelling back to the Ming Dynasty.The design of the wall will make the enemies think twice before engaging an attack.You had to fought through thick and at least three layers of wall.Each wall stationed with armies and had many surprises for the intruders.Definitely worth a visit..
Written 23 September 2019
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UOtterTravel
Port Saint Lucie, FL1,245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
We were on a day tour from Shanghai and this was one of our stops, and it was incredible! Our guide explained how the multiple walls were used to trap the enemy. We visited shortly after the Lantern Festival, so there were many lanterns, and many were large... some even reminded me of Mardi Gras floats!

We learned about the bricks that were used in the construction. They came from across China and each brick had a maker’s mark. If any bricks arrived broken, the brick maker had one chance to make new ones, and ensure they arrived intact.

Once on top of the wall the view was great. Our guide gave us information on the architecture, etc. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as the climb up to the top of the wall and back down is somewhat steep.

I found our trip to Nanjing fascinating, and very happy we made the trip!
Written 15 June 2019
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Nydia C
Taipei, Taiwan38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
the detailed introduction in the building and you could take time walking on the wall for a while to view the city.
Written 7 April 2019
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echode
Seattle, WA20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We came on a clear, winter night and had the entire structure to ourselves. Truly mind-blowing the details of the triplicate walls, the gates, the views of the city from atop that seemed to stretch forever, and just the sheer size of it all! I could see this as a very usable venue. This made us decide to skip the Great Wall once we got to Beijing, and we have no regrets.
Written 7 March 2019
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Chamila Rathnayake
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
its better to visit this area before going to the Great wall, this is a kind of added experience to that ... will be charge 50 RMB for adult, for university students they do not charge, so better to bring your student ID with you. its close to Fuzimiaou temple and close to the metro as well..
Written 17 January 2019
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KatePnz
Auckland, New Zealand215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
I've seen most of the gates through the Nanjing Wall now but this one had eluded me. Yes most of the wall has been partly rebuilt and probably this huge gate fort has been repaired as well but it is stunning. They could hide 3000 soldiers in the rooms by the entrances (according to a guide I overheard). There is a bit of walking to get up onto the wall but once there take one of the little trains for a ride around the corner. There were only two of us needing a ride but I splashed out in the $25 it cost to have a car to ourselves (apart from the ticket lady who cadged a ride to the toilets) and they stopped whenever we asked them so we could take photos. It really is the most magnificent wall I have ever gone around and I have seen a few. If you can only go to one gate make it this one.
Written 24 August 2018
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Aaron K
Mount Juliet, TN28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
The City Wall and Gate are a very historic and have a great historical value. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the history of this place.
Written 26 June 2018
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AirtjE
Almere, The Netherlands81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
One of the best gates to visit if you want to see how the insides look like and how it was used. You can also use this gate to get to the city wall and walk any direction.
Written 19 November 2017
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