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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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Southern end of Zhonghua Lu, south side of city wall, Nanjing, 210029
  • Cost: Y25
  • Hours: Daily 8–6
  • Location: Nanjing
Updated: 05-28-2013

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