Fodor's Expert Review South Gate of City Wall

Nanjing Ruins

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.

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Southern end of Zhonghua Lu
Nanjing, Jiangsu  210029, China

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