The South Gate is the best preserved among the six gates of ancient Yinchuan City. The South Gate that exists today was rebuilt in 1917 and later restored multiple times. The city walls to the east and west of the gate were demolished to make way for the South Gate plaza. Observation platforms were also built on either side of the South Gate. To the north and south, many trees and flowers were planted to beautify the space. In the middle of the structure stands a north-south facing gate. On either side of the path there are symmetrical staircases. In the very middle of the structure is a two-story pavilion with white walls, red columns and green roof tiles that resembles the Tiananmen Building in Beijing.