North Gate

North Gate, Tucheng: Address, North Gate Reviews: 3.5/5

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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
North Gate (Beimen in Chinese) was built in 1884, predating the Japanese colonial period (1895-1945). It gave access to Taipei City through the city walls, which were demolished in the early Japanese colonial period. The gate is a five-minute walk west of the Taipei Main Station. If you spend any time in the downtown area, you are almost certain to see North Gate. It is a rare surviving example of a blockhouse city gate, built in red brick.
Written 18 September 2020
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Betty
2 651 contributions
It is the only gate remaining of the five ancient Qing Dynasty city gates so there is a good amount of history. There are some explanatory plaques in this small park located in the median of 2 busy streets. It is worth a nice 15 minute visit if you are in the area, I wouldn't make a special trip.
Written 28 February 2020
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scottofhawaii
Honolulu, HI7 906 contributions
Solo
... with a small amount of information provided on monument-type displays on the sidewalk as to it's history and how the stone was quarried. You can't miss this; it is on a main thoroughfare quite close to Taipei Main Station. My only thought about the North Gate is that it is probably serves a good landmark and meeting point. Above average rating for the historical relevance.
Written 17 December 2019
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BillyK1980
Melbourne, Australia2 387 contributions
This is the last part of the wall left, I wouldn’t rush here but if you are close to central station it’s worth popping by
Written 10 November 2019
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Wanderering1
Lake Macquarie, Australia708 contributions
If you are nearby then it is certainly worth a visit but not worth a trip across town. This is the only remaining part of the wall which once surrounded Taipei.
Written 28 October 2019
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Aybee RC
Paranaque, Philippines214 contributions
Family
This place is worth the stop. An iconic place which is just neat the Taiwan Main Station.
This an Old Gate is in the middle of the city which is presereved.
Written 19 October 2019
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Scott I
Xinyi District, Taipei117 contributions
Friends
A gate from 1889. Jammed in the middle of two busy streets. Qing Dynasty era used to be a gate into a walled area. Japanese tore the walls down I believe. Go during day when plaques can be read. Dont just do this.
Written 3 October 2019
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KikiEoma
Jurong, Singapore16 contributions
Couples
Worth a stop by if you’re visiting Ximending or Taipei Main Station as they’re nearby, but it is a bit small, so don’t just go there just to see it. Takes about 15-20mins, and its history interesting if you like these kind of things. But do go in the day or at least when there is some day light. Or you’ll have to strain with your handphone torch to read the information at night like me, which was not the most ideal. XD the lighting is minimal so does not illuminate all the words well. Do rmb to look up when you are at the centre of the gate! There is a bagua (八卦) with some words between the ceiling planks, but we could not make out what they are.
Written 16 September 2019
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Mr C
3 957 contributions
The North Gate is the only Qing era gate still in its original place. Set by a very busy road not an overwhelming site, but interesting.
Written 26 August 2019
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FyingKiwi
Christchurch, New Zealand752 contributions
Couples
A small building which appears at first to be oddly placed in the midst of a very busy section of roadway. While it is not itself named, there are plaques and map references indicating this oddity"as being the North Gate of the original Taipei City Wall. The old wooden doors look as if they are original, adding to the character of this historical building.
Written 19 July 2019
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