地址: 700臺南市中西區聖前里南門路34巷邊

Mission 11: Central and Western District - Great South Gate

Great South Gate is rated as a third grade national monuments. Built in Emperor Yongzheng period of the Qing Dynasty, the original building materials of Great South Gate were clay wall. Later on, considering the city rained a lot during spring and summer, it was not easy to maintain. So in Emperor Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty, it is reconstructed into a concrete one, and the gates were changed to two-story building; Great South Gate peripheral walls are half moon shape, with a defense function. When bandits or enemy attacked, the only thing to do was pretend the door was broken, and let the enemy got into a narrow space between the outer contour of the gate. So you can capture them without efforts. It also has a nickname "the city of Urn." Great South Gate was destroyed in a storm in 1963, as in 1977, according to the reconstruction, became how it is today.

Address: Ln. 34, Nanmen Rd., West Central Dist., Tainan City 700, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Transportation: Take Bus 88 and get off at the Stop Great South Gate.

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