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Seoul City Wall


The Seoul City Wall was originally built in 1396, surrounding Seoul (then known as  Hanyang) during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897). The wall stretches for 18.6km along the ranges of Bugaksan Mountain, Naksan Mountain, Namsan Mountain, and Inwangsan Mountain. The wall stands at average heights of 7m to 8m high. 

Along the Seoul City Wall, there once stood eight gates that were originally built between 1396-1398, but only six remain standing. The North, South, East, and West gates of the wall are known as the “Four Great Gates” (Sukjeongmun, Heunginjimun, Sungnyemun, Dongeuimun), while the Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southwest gates are known as the “Four Minor Gates” (Changuimun, Hyehwamun, Gwanghuimun, Soeuimun). 

[Dec. 29, 2015 23:27  Input / Nov. 13, 2015 00:00  Publish]


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03038  283 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Jongno 6-ga, Seoul Design Support Center)  
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Address 03038  283 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Jongno 6-ga, Seoul Design Support Center)  
Subway - Anguk Station (subway line 3) exit 2. Take green bus no. 02, get off at the Waryong
Park stop and walk for 10 mins.
- Dongdaemun Station (subway lines 1, 4) exits 1, 10
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Latest 5 reviews of Seoul City Wall

4 2018-05-24 Fatboy F
The alternative way to see Seoul
We spent 2 days covering the wall. It was cold in March when we visited , especially if your are from the tropics, but the walk warmed us up so much we lost the jackets and was down to a base layer...
5 2018-04-27 SMLove226
Great way to see many aspects of the city
Follow the Seoul city wall trail (aka Hanyangdoseong trail) to get a unique perspective on the city. Seeing the ancient remnants of the wall is interesting in itself.
5 2018-04-26 AdeelMalikgm
Hiking at Seoul City Wall
It was tiring but the classy view of Seoul city throughout the trek worth every single step. A must visit trek for Nature Lover. #theseoulcitywall #hanyangdoseong #hanyangdoseong2018...
4 2018-04-07 Lou M
Seoul City Wall walk
The Seoul City wall walk covers the entire 19km stretch around Seoul. At all four main gates you can collect a chop at the little stamphouse. The walk you can do at your own pace, not necessarily all...
5 2018-01-03 Melissa C
Great adventure and fun
This place is amazing. Would recommend it to anyone going to Seoul to stop by and take a hike around the fortress. To get to the wall, we decide to walk through the old village instead of taking the...