Zhonghuamen along with Hepingmen is one of the two surviving original Ming gates. It is the only one that is currently open to the public. Originally it was known as Zhubaomen, but the name was changed in the early 20th century. This gate consists of a series of courtyards linked by gates. When it was built, the gates were topped with wooden gatehouses, but these have all disappeared over the years. This part of the Nanjing wall was built atop the wall of the old Southern Tang city that existed prior to the Ming dynasty.
Zhonghuamen was the main south gate of Nanjing and faces south, looking out over the southern moat.
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