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

Latest 5 reviews of Seoul City Wall

  • All around seoul
    We could actually see the old seoul walls in many places. Its interesting to see the old city walls. Near namsan park we could see a long part of it.
    Rating:4 emmgee82019-09-11
  • Spectular at Night
    Go at night - great illumination. Other than that, it is a reconstructed section of the old wall - without a gate. It will take all of 15 minutes
    Rating:3 Lynn W2019-08-29
  • Unexpected
    Found the walk by accident as I was doing an unplanned work through the city. The walk is old and follows a ridge line to protect the old city. It is broken in line meaning you can find the wall...
    Rating:4 tigger25942019-08-22
  • Extensive
    About 12km of the original 18km still exists at various locations around the city. For a good walk by the walls Namsan Hill and Bukaksan Hill are good choices. Don't expect the Great Wall of China...
    Rating:4 Jane C2019-08-14
  • Many places to see the Seoul City Wall
    You can see parts of the wall in different spots around the city. My favorite place is in Namsan Park.
    Rating:3 AlanD-Denver2019-08-14
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