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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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Traveler RatingRating:4.0 (Based on 449 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun)

  • Impressive - combine with a visit to the City Wall Museum
    Walk past Dongdaeumun Design Centre, and keep walking straight - the Heunginjimun Gate will suddenly appear in view. It's an impressive structure - a two tiered building on a solid stone base in...
    Rating:4 AnthonyCordato2019-10-11
  • Great Eastern Gate
    I came across this massive gate, one of the four major entrances to Seoul centuries ago, while walking to the nearby Dongdaemun Design Center. An imposing structure, this is the only city gate with a...
    Rating:4 Rumples2019-09-24
  • Lovely picture op, but you can't get close.
    One thing I hate about Seoul is how bloody difficult it can be to cross the street. You can't really get close to the gate because of how the gates are set up, so don't feel bad if none of your pics...
    Rating:5 Natesmith10162019-08-03
  • Interesting gate, can't get close
    Interesting gate, but not as accessible or explained as well as the Sungnyemun Gate. Good for some photos and as a point to start a longer walk to explore the Seoul City Wall, which commences just...
    Rating:3 H3565SVscottw2019-07-14
  • Imposing gate in Dongdaemun
    Also known as Heunginjimun Gate, it is the largest gate in Seoul. A unique feature is the half-circle shaped wall to protect the gate. In fact, it is the only gate among Seoul’s eight gates to have...
    Rating:4 LG_Kay2019-07-04
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