Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun), Seoul

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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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  • Though reconstructed several times throughout its 700 year history it is a magnificent monument to the Joseon Dynasty. Though inspiring from street level, it is even more impressive from the lounge or...  more »
  • The fashion-based East Gate shopping street, to Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur fashion mall, compared to the shop in this mall is not many, the goods sold are not much choice. There are no surprises or attractions.
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