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East Gate- Jingfumen 東門-景福門

Anchor point

Thursday:open 24 hours




East Gate, also known as Jingfumen, was a tunnel connecting Old Taipei City and Xikou (old name for Songshan). It is located at the central south of the East City Wall, facing Keelung, a significant port of northern Taiwan. Thus, it served a central role for national defense. In fact, the former name of today’s Ketagalan Blvd was "East Gate Street," the way leading to the East Gate.

Today, the East Gate is a place where protester rallies or parades always pass by due to its location right in front of the Office of the President. Taiwanese people can see it on videos and photographs so often that it may be the most familiar city gate to the public. Besides its fame, the East Gate is also a significant political and transport hub.


Historic Sites
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Taipei City Government
Phone Number
Ketagalan Blvd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sundayopen 24 hours
Mondayopen 24 hours
Tuesdayopen 24 hours
Wednesdayopen 24 hours
Thursdayopen 24 hours
Fridayopen 24 hours
Saturdayopen 24 hours

Services & Facilities

  • Accessibility for the Disabled


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R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

G Songshan-Xindian Line Xiaonanmen

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Taipei Main Station

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