Attractions

Seoul City Wall

03038  283 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Jongno 6-ga, Seoul Design Support Center)  

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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). 

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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 line 1, 4) exits 1, 10

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler RatingRating:4.5 (Based on 121 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Seoul City Wall

  • Nice photo opp and parks
    Maybe like a lot of people, we just stumbled upon this wall while looking for KIM MISO's house (Secretary Kim KD Drama). the trek is entertaining as well as exhilarating. The wall crosses all types...
    Rating:5 HaikuSy2019-05-16
  • Stumble upon Seoul City Wall!!!
    I was walking around Dongdaemun when I campe upon the city wall!! It was just right off Dongdaemun station, exit 1 I think. It was nice, so much history. Come here for a relaxing time and just cool...
    Rating:3 HiSophie42019-05-06
  • A steep hike but great view
    Walking up from Naksan park then down towards DDP is definitely the preferred route. Pleasant uphill but would have been more difficult the other way round due to the terrain. Decided to skip the...
    Rating:5 Kathalina9162019-04-03
  • Since 600 years ago, Hanyangdoseong hugs the Seoul with the unique history, moments, people and many diaries. I got the
    Since 600 years ago, Hanyangdoseong hugs the Seoul with the unique history, moments, people and many diaries. I got the second chance to visit this nice place with Funday Korea Networks. Thanks to...
    Rating:5 alialzslm2019-03-31
  • 5 Reasons why you should visit Hanyang Doseong
    Being built in 1396, Hanyang Doseong (Seoul city wall) is the longest wall of its kind in the world and definitely a place you should not miss during your visit in Seoul. Getting there is an easy...
    Rating:5 mcp2p22019-03-31
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