Ma Jei, who The Sun reports grew up in Nanjing and has been climbing the walls since she was a child, scaled the stone wall without the aid of a harness or rope.
"She ran up the wall like a goat and made it look easy. But when people tried it for themselves they saw it wasn't quite as simple as they thought," explained one tourist.
Metro reports that two people fell and broke their legs trying to imitate Jei. Police had to rescue three others.
According to Travel China Guide.com, Zhonghua Gate, which is the south gate of Nanjing city in eastern China, was built between 1366 and 1387 and is the biggest of its kind in the county.
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