Zhōnghuá Gate

Zhōnghuá Gate information

Nánjīng , China
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Zhōnghuá Gate has four rows of gates, making it almost impregnable, and could house a garrison of 3000 soldiers in vaults in the front gate building. When walking through, observe the trough in either wall of the second gate, which held a vast stone gate that could be lowered into place. Horse ramps lead up the side to the wall; also note how the roads immediately north of the gate follow the circular line of the now missing enceinte (瓮城; wèngchéng ), a further fortification.