Fifteen minutes’ walk from the Taipei Main Station. The two-story fortress of North Gate is enclosed by sturdy walls in the form of a highly guarded citadel. What a beautiful picture that the square and round shaped window openings on the dark red wall.
The Taipei City Walls were established in 1884, during the Qing Dynasty. Originally, there had five Gates. Among them, the North Gate is the only one that is preserved in its original form. The East Gate, South Gate, little South Gate were demolished and rebuilt into a northern Chinese styled buildings in 1966.
Because the North Gate is the only one old Taipei city gate so far remains intact, It has become an important historical symbol of Taipei.
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