Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun), Seoul

#13 of 73 in Historic Sites in Seoul
Historic Site · Landmark
Observe one of the landmark entrances of the old citadel, Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun)--a defensive gate designed to protect the important government compound within. First constructed in 1396, the gate underwent reconstruction in 1869. It displays many architectural and design hallmarks of the late Joseon period, including a semicircular outer wall, known as an ongseong, which provides extra protection. The only gate of the city's eight to have this feature, the edifice also boasts heavily decorated brackets supporting the hipped roof on each of its two floors. Arrange to visit Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun) and other attractions in Seoul using our Seoul online vacation builder.
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  • This is a quick stop between all the other sites in Seoul. You only need about 15 min to get the pictures you need. This gate is one of several still standing as part of the Seoul City Wall...  more »
  • C ( 20.12.09 ) There was one of Seoul's landmark, but this landmark's space was a little small, I think. There was one of four big door to Seoul, and had historical meanings. There was good to visit....  more »
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