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Heunginjimun Gate (Dongdaemun)

03119,  288 Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul)  

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Heunginjimun Gate is a major historical site in Seoul. More commonly known as Dongdaemun Gate (Great Eastern Gate), it was designated treasure no. 1 by the Korean government. During the Joseon Dynasty, Heunginjimun Gate was one of eight city gates along the historic Seoul City Wall and it served as the main gate for the eastern part of the city. Heunginjimun is known for its exquisite architecture and beauty; the gate is also a spectacular sight at night. After viewing Heunginjimun, visitors may want to explore the Dongdaemun neighborhood and do some late-night shopping.

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Address
03119,  288 Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul)  
Subway
Dongdaemun Station (subway lines 1, 4) exit 6

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Latest 5 reviews of Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun)

  • Heunginjimun Gate (Dongdaemun Gate) - One of the 8 Majestic Gates of Seoul
    Heunginjimun, literally "Gate of Rising Benevolence" or Dongdaemun, is one of The Eight Gates of Seoul in the Fortress Wall of Seoul, a prominent landmark in central Seoul. The Korean name...
    Rating:4 821adrianyong2019-03-07
  • stands out like a gem at night from a distance
    The gate is across from the JW Marriott hotel, within walking distance of the Dongdaemun metro. It's best to view it in the evening as the lights make it shine like a jewel from a distance. We went...
    Rating:4 PrinceandPrincessMom2019-02-22
  • Most spectacular at night
    Seoul has many ancient historic gates scattered around the city, but the Dongdaemun gate is one of the most impressive. Certainly it is very well located just across the road from our hotel providing...
    Rating:4 SurfingWild2019-02-15
  • A must stop
    Great place to take a picture and admire the architecture. It is just across the street from the metro and near department stores and close to the clothing market.
    Rating:5 Charl0tte20122019-02-07
  • Simple yet magnificent gate
    We were lucky to see changing of guards ceremony when we happen to be passing by the area. The uniforms of the guards were exactly what we saw in the Korean telenovelas.
    Rating:5 romyp20152019-02-03
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