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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


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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