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North Gate, New Taipei

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#8 of 73 in Historic Sites in New Taipei
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Check out North Gate, the remaining part of the once-planned city walls of Taipei. Originating from the Qing dynasty, the wall had five gates, but only the north one still stands to this day in its original form. The picturesque structure--made from stone, with red-painted external walls--stands out from its modern surroundings, creating a great photo opportunity. A visit to North Gate represents just the start of the adventure when you use our New Taipei trip maker tool to plot your vacation.
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  • 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....  more »
  • 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.....  more »
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  • Just a tourist attraction for photograph, nothing much. However, there is a famous stall nearby which serves affordable stew pig trotter and Dong Bo Rou (东波肉)。Definitely worth a try! 👍🏻
  • A very interesting part of the historical Taipei. If you don't know a lot about the history of the city there are some really fantastic ground-level information boards dotted around the beautifully hard-landscaped space. I wouldn't describe this as a green area as it's surrounded by trunk roads, but the balance with the greenery it does have is truly lovely, especially if you visit at night. I walked here from Longshan Temple and I believe seeing it at night is so much better than when I've walked the area in the day. With the tasteful lighting it's just a lot more atmospheric.
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