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 lines 1, 4) exits 1, 10

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler Rating4.5 (Based on 97 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Seoul City Wall

  • Seoul hidden gem
    You have to visit this place if you come to South Korea. While most of the tourists go to Namsan Tower or Lotte Tower, you just need to climb up to this fortress to see the beauty of the city...
    5 byeollotravel2018-11-17
  • History meets big city
    We walked along a section of the city wall in Namsan park, from the top of Namsan down to Myeongdong. The wall is beautiful and interesting, it's inspiring to see the effort that has gone into...
    4 Sarah531872018-11-04
  • A full day's hike around the city
    I finally accomplished my goal to follow the entire city wall trail in one day. If you do this, start early and bring plenty of water and snacks because there are not many places to get drinking...
    5 Calvin C2018-10-14
  • Join the locals for a hike around the city - it's stunning
    We walked around half of Seoul's city wall and spent a fantastic day doing so. The only reason we didn't do more, was the fact that my husband wore the wrong shoes. It was a beautifully sunny day...
    5 Hannah752018-10-06
  • The old city wall that is still under the recovery
    This is an amazing city walls built around the old Seoul(Hanyang) in Joseon Dynasty. Even though most parts have been rebuilt over several decades, it's fun to visit. - Koreans at that time used to...
    5 JH L2018-10-05
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