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Strategically located along the river. Wonderful place to take a walk. We walked from The Gate turned left at the top and walked past the Confucian Temple. Took the stairs down and walked back to the temple. Their was a senior discount of 50% off...More
An unexpected treasure. The gate, an entrance to four subsequent gated courts inside the city-girding Ming Wall leads you to an incredibly constructed upper level with very instructive exhibits and handsome relics from the history of this dynasty and including the Japanese massacre of 1937.
We walked here from the Laomendong village. I really enjoyed it here, seeing the gates up close and reading how it worked was really interesting. You can then walk up to the middle level, where they have information about the history of the city gate,...More
I loved visiting this gate! It was really close to the metro line and the Confucian Temple Area.
The gate itself is amazing with multiple courtyards and gates. I remember thinking how difficult it would have been to take over the city because of the...More
Of the four gates we saw, this one was the most interesting. The gate leads into several courtyards, all fortified to create a miniature fort. You can do archery in one of the courtyards and we were luckily enough to see some of the weight...More
Colossal gates. In fact, this gate 4 and 7 courtyards, joined together, intended for 3,000 defenders of the city.
These gates were part of the city wall erected by order of Hun - the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty, in 1368 - 1386 gg....More