Beijing to Shanghai Sights

South Gate of City Wall (Zhōnghuámén)

  • Southern end of Zhonghua Lu
  • Nanjing
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 02/08/2016

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

Southern end of Zhonghua Lu, south side of city wall, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210029, China

Sight Details:

  • Y25

Published 02/08/2016

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