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Address: Chung Hsiao West Road, Section 2, Taipei, Taiwan
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The only gate that survived the Japanese restructuring of the city. Would have been more impressive if there were more of the wall intact. Also there was construction work going... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 January 2017
Birmingham, AL
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Birmingham, AL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The only gate that survived the Japanese restructuring of the city. Would have been more impressive if there were more of the wall intact. Also there was construction work going on.

Thank VinoBambinos
Coventry, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Three are extensive roadworks around the gate which make it inaccessible, these works look like they will be ongoing for awhile.

Thank Aprilianinor
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We happened upon this site and were underwhelmed. There are works currently being undergone around it. Nothing much to see. If it is out of your way, don't bother.

Thank mellybourke
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Taipei once had walls around the city. The North Gate is a survivor. It's quite impressive, well consgrucrd and worth look. Just watch out for the traffic, which is intense.

Thank Jeffry B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

One of the few surviving gates that used to guard entrance to Taipei, this is the only one you can actually reach out and touch. There's not much here though. Just a big brick and stone structure and a nice arch. There's no access to anything inside. Good photo op, but not much else.

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I visited the site when my primary target was the Station nearby. It was an isolated small building. It cost me five minutes. 我造訪這個景點時,其實當時只是為了最終要去附近的台北車站。這是一個很孤立的建築。造訪此地花費了我五分鐘的時間。

Thank George T
Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

This gate is small but has historic significance. Nearby is a historic post office and a couple other buildings (these are all marked on the Lonely Planet Taipei walking tour). Not a must see but good if you are in the area.

Thank Calvin C
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

It is impressive to think you are standing in front of a gate from the Qing era. A must see for its historical significance. It is not worth going there only for the gate, but the site can easily be combined in a walking tour with other sites nearby: the Red House and the Longshan Temple.

Thank MonkeysandWine
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Near Taipei Main Station, and there is an new MRT station as North Gate, so access is very easy and also easy to find, but the builging itself is not worth to visit. If you visit around there, it might be one choice to visit. Around the gate, several big roads are surrounding it, the gate only stands on.Not so... More 

Thank NewYork5555
Perth, Western Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Whilst it is located these days under a busy freeway overpass you can imagine that it would have been quite a formidable structure in its day. Whilst I wouldn't be going out if my way to visit the gate if you are close by it's a good photo spot.

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