South Gate of City Wall (Zhōnghuámén)
South Gate of City Wall (Zhōnghuámén) Review
Built as the linchpin of the city's defenses, this is less a gate than a complete fortress, with multiple courtyards and tunnels where several thousand soldiers could withstand a siege. It was rarely attacked; armies wisely avoided it in favor of the less heavily fortified areas to the north. Today, bonsai enthusiasts maintain displays in several of the courtyards.
- Address: Southern end of Zhonghua Lu, south side of city wall, Nanjing, 210029
- Cost: Y25
- Hours: Daily 8–6
- Location: Nanjing