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East Gate- Jingfumen 東門-景福門

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Wednesday:open 24 hours




East Gate, also known as Jingfumen, was a tunnel connecting Old Taipei City and Xikou (old name for Songshan). It is located at the central south of the East City Wall, facing Keelung, a significant port of northern Taiwan. Thus, it served a central role for national defense. In fact, the former name of today’s Ketagalan Blvd was "East Gate Street," the way leading to the East Gate.

Today, the East Gate is a place where protester rallies or parades always pass by due to its location right in front of the Office of the President. Taiwanese people can see it on videos and photographs so often that it may be the most familiar city gate to the public. Besides its fame, the East Gate is also a significant political and transport hub.


Historic Sites
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Taipei City Government
Phone Number
Ketagalan Blvd., 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

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Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line NTU Hospital

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

G Songshan-Xindian Line Xiaonanmen

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Taipei Main Station

BL Bannan Line Shandao Temple


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  5. 5 Friends
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Entrance to the city


    The East Gate ("Dong Men") is in a significant area of Taipei, near the Presidential Offices and other significant buildings and roadways. Taipei once had city walls, but they were demolished during the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945). Several gates, including the East Gate, remain.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Old Taipei's main gate


    Old Taipei City was once surrounded by walls, which were demolished during the Japanese colonial period (1895 - 1945). Most of the gates remain. The East Gate has been restored recently, it is quite magnificent. It's at the corner of Ketagalan Boulevard and Chung Shan South Road. it's a busy intersection, you may have to view East Gate from a distance. This is a prime area for important institutions, including the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, which is close by, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). The name "Dong Men" (East Gate) refers to this prestigious area.
  • aybeer

    Paranaque, Filipinas

    Traveler type:

    En familia

    Iconic East Gate


    This is located at center of a busy street. This is near the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial. Worth to see as it is part of the icons of Taipe.
  • Jane C

    Town gate


    One of the main gates of historical Taipei. It is an impressive structure, now located on a roundabout in the middle of a busy road.
  • Carol H

    De Pere, Wisconsin

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Majestic structure boasting a stately facade


    As Taipei's main Gate, the Jingfumen is a majestic structure and boasts the most stately facade. Our guide told us that it was crafted with stones from the suburban Dazhi area. The structure's raised platform is built of stone. The second floor was designed in the northern palatial style with a hip-and-gable roof. It is similar in appearance to the South Gate and Little South gate. Because it is located amid a very busy street, my spouse and I were only able to snap several quick photos from the car while our guide drove by.

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