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Great East Gate(大東門)




The Great East Gate (大東門) is located at the intersection of Dongmen Road (東門路) and Shengli Road (勝利路), and it is an important thoroughfare for traffic in Tainan city. The Great East Gate has become a Tainan landmark, and at the Eastern end of the gate the words Dongan Gate (東安門) are written, with the words Yingchun Gate (迎春門) likewise written at the Western end. The gate offered strong protection, and remains intact having protected the ancient city from attack. When the lights are lit up at night, it seems like Tainan’s very own Arc de Triumph. As the gate is located in the middle of a traffic circle, relatively few tourists choose to enter the it. Within the gate is a stone tablet dating back to 1848, and this stone tablet features on it an imperial decree to soldiers stating that they are prohibited from extorting money the farmers, businessmen and hawkers in the city. It is certainly an interesting and fascinating stone tablet. When visiting this location, don’t just pass by, go inside and have a look inside to see what was the main thoroughfare of this old city.


TEL +886-6-2213597

Address , East Dist., Tainan City Taiwan, R.O.C

Category Culture

Opening Hours Free entry Open all year round


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Traveler rating:4.0 23 Reviews Write a Review

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  1. 2 Terrible
  2. 2 Poor
  3. 0 Average
  4. 13 Very good
  5. 6 Excellent

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  1. 4 Families
  2. 7 Couples
  3. 4 Solo
  4. 4 Business
  5. 3 Friends
  • beckyl860

    Traveler type:


    Clean and clear room.

    Traveler rating:5 2017-05

    The room is clean and clear. The desk clerk is kind. It's quiet. It's convenient for me to do laundry in my business trip. No smoking no cigarette odor. The price is satistying. I will come stay here next time.
  • TravellingHK

    Seattle, Washington

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    New, Clean and Helpful Staff

    Traveler rating:5 2016-01

    This is really a hotel, not a hostel. Good size rooms, nicely decorated, and clean. I highly recommend the Great East Gate! It's a convenient location, walking distance to great restaurants and DaDong night market. The staff is very friendly and helpful!
  • Chunying L

    Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    cheap & clean

    Traveler rating:4 2015-12

    The hotel is not only cheap,but also has clean rooms. Everything looks new and warm. People there are very friendly. I had a very nice experience here. In addition, it is very close to some attractions, good choice when stay in Tainan


    Traveler type:


    Pleasantly surprise with 2 days trip

    Traveler rating:4 2015-09

    it's awesome hotel with bargain price. it is quite clean but simple. if you find some place just for sleep. you wouldn't miss it. overall a very nice hotel. 1. The room was quite small but very well furnished and very clean. 2. First class location
  • zipin627


    Traveler type:

    나홀로 여행


    Traveler rating:1 2017-05

    致電2-3通想要詢問正確位置,但服務人員似乎比我還不懂路,只告訴我找代天府又找南科加水站的還有什麼白色牆面(到處一堆),我不住在哪裡,你說的路標還都是google不到,問路人也問不到的,然後口氣非常的不耐煩,搞得我自己也不想再問,打算找不到就算了,結果自己找了半小時終於找到,又要再打一次電話請高貴的服務人員來開門,知道口氣不好的原因了,原來我是打擾了她的午覺時間,一臉睡眼惺忪與亂髮,其實如果這麼想睡覺可以不要接客人。下午2:30check in..下午5:50agoda客服打來說貴民宿告知我未入住,check in時間怕超過什麼的、、、這是哪一齣?是不是午覺小姐睡昏頭了?以為做了個夢?從沒這麼不愉快的住宿經驗,所以連過夜也沒過夜,晚上11點直接走人,以上。

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