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Xiaonanmen 小南門

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3.5 19 Reviews

Monday:open 24 hours

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Introduction

The Taipei City Wall was one of the last city walls to be built during the Qing period. Though only the gates survive, the original fortifications were extremely strong, with walls four meters thick five meters high and extending a total of four kilometers.

Most Chinese walls have four gates, but the Taipei wall had five. Some say that the fifth gate—Xiaonanmen (Little South Gate)—was built especially for the convenience of the family of local tycoon Lin Pen-yuan in Banqiao, though this has never been proved. Whatever the facts, Xiaonanmen is indeed a unique case. The gate was unfortunately destroyed by the Japanese along with the East Gate and South Gate, but after World War II it was rebuilt as a city wall tower in a northern Chinese palace style. Only the foundation endures from the original wall to continue watching over the city Taipei.

Information

Themes
Historic Sites
Subject
Family
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Address
Aiguo W. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sunday open 24 hours
Monday open 24 hours
Tuesday open 24 hours
Wednesday open 24 hours
Thursday open 24 hours
Friday open 24 hours
Saturday open 24 hours

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

G Songshan-Xindian Line Xiaonanmen

G Songshan-Xindian Line Ximen

BL Bannan Line Longshan Temple

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line NTU Hospital

Review

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  2. 0 Poor
  3. 12 Average
  4. 7 Very good
  5. 0 Excellent

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  1. 4 Families
  2. 2 Couples
  3. 8 Solo
  4. 0 Business
  5. 2 Friends
  • michaelt238874Y

    Singapur, Singapur

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    A landmark of the past

    2017-07

    I stayed at a hotel near Xiaonan men or 重熙门 as was the name inscribed on the beam of this old structure so I had a bird's eye view of this monument when I looked out of my hotel room. Some of the previous reviewers had commented on the history of Xiaonan men and interestingly it attracted more reviews from Japanese tourists perhaps because it was re-built by their countrymen. From an elevation it looked like a stately structure but left alone and is now a traffic island. On a typhoon night it was a solid building fighting against the storm and wind. There is a tree lined foot path on the east of Xiaonan men towards Taipei 101, which added a little dignity to its solidarity feel. I don't know much about the history here to add any further comment. If you happened to be in the area then stop by and have a look.
  • FyingKiwi

    Christchurch, Nueva Zelanda

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    Unremarkable

    2017-01

    This is the only remnant left of Taipei’s city wall, built during the Qing period. This particular gate is also unique in that it was the fifth gate in a wall, at a time when city walls only had four. What is seen however, is in fact a reconstruction of the original gate, which was destroyed (along with two other gates), by the Japanese during the second world war.
  • beerhunter33

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    キレイな建物

    2019-12

    歩いていたら小南門が見えてきました。キレイな建物ですが、道路に囲まれてるため、遠くから眺めました。まあ特別見に来なくても良いかと。
  • KangKang

    Tainan, Taiwán

    清朝台北城的遺跡之一

    2019-12

    清朝台北城在日據時代大都已拆除,小南門(正式名稱為重熙門)是少數保留下來的遺跡之一。不過在國民政府來台後,將城門上半部改成中國北方宮殿式建築,僅下半部石造底座與圓拱門維持清朝時期樣式。即使外型有些變化,依舊是早年台北城所留下來的歷史見證。官方並無規劃讓遊客可以直接橫越馬路到城門底下或登上城門,僅能從週遭人行道或安全島欣賞小南門。
  • PI P

    Prefectura de Shizuoka , Japón

    重熙門

    2019-01

    中正記念公園から龍山寺に行く途中にありました。愛国西路沿いで、先に台北府城南門があり、徒歩分ほど西に歩いていると見えてくる門です。

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