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“The only one old city gate preserved in its original form.”
Review of North Gate

North Gate
Ranked #89 of 565 things to do in Taipei
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

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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Reviewed 11 November 2012

As mentioned, good to walk past and take a few photos if you are in the area. I like visiting city gates so was happy to find we stumbled accross this one by accident. Happened to be taking my camera to be fixed in camera street (Bo Ai Rd) and stumbled accross the gate. If you are in the Taipei Main Station area then may be worth the short walk (especially if you have any camera issues).

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Reviewed 21 June 2012

I cannot imagine what it would have looked like a century ago. It would be nice if they had some old photos for a Westerner who is not accustomed to a walled city.

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