The Gate of China in Nanjing - also known as Zhonghua Gate - is an ancient Chinese defensive gate which is considered to be one of the most complex gate structures in the world. It is also the largest city gate to be styled in the form of a castle in the entire country. The gate was originally called the Gate of Gathering Treasure and is associated with numerous legends and folklore. It is made out of massive strip stones and large Chinese bricks and its intricate design and rich history has caused it to be listed on the cultural and scenic spots by the Jiangsu provincial government. It is presently a popular attraction and is worth-visiting for travellers sight-seeing in Nanjing.
Tickets cost around 25 Y
Open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Around 1-2 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The architecture and design elements of the gate
Though designated prayer facilities at Gate of China will not be available, it is possible to enquire for a private area that can be made use of during prayer times. Muslim travellers could also visit a few of the mosques in Nanjing such as the Hanximen Mosque, Jizhaoying Mosque and the Nanjing Caoqiao Mosque - which is the main mosque of the city.
Muslim travellers will find that access to Halal food in Nanjing will not be that limited. Halal food near Gate of China can be found at some of the Halal restaurants near Nanjing. Prominent Halal spots in Nanjing include the Punjabi Indian Restaurant and the Maxiangxing Halal Restaurant which are both located within city limits.