Published Date : Nov 13, 2015 / Edited Date : Oct 13, 2022
Night view from Seoul City Wall. The path up to Namsan Mountain is visible along the fortress wall. At the top of the picture is N Seoul Tower with a green light shining.
Night view of Seoul City Wall, illuminated by lanterns, with the city in the background
A view of the Seoul skyline light up at night from the top of the Seoul City Wall.
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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 7 - 8 m 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).
Frequently Asked Questions about Hanyangdoseong (Seoul City Wall)
Yes, commentary programs are available and you can listen to various stories while walking. Each program has different times, routes, and reservation methods, so please check the website below for details.
The procedure for getting the Seoul City Wall completion certificate is as follows. 'Get the map → put the stamp → take a certified photo → apply for issuance → validate the visit'. Detailed step-by-step details can be found on the website below.
Nice fortress in the middle of a city!
The fortress itself is just okay.
But the specail thing is that it is inside the city circumsized with bulding forests.
Don't forget to visit and have a walk...
Lovely. Historical and beautiful views.
To be honest, pick and choose depending on your fitness levels and what you want to see. My plan was to follow one of the trails. Instead, I walked part at one end and another section of the wall...
We like hiking this!
We have hiked the wall in previous visits and hiked the Bugaksan Mountain portion this year. They have loosened entrance restrictions but still need to wear a badge, handing it in at the end of this...
Where History Meets the Modern City
Wherever you look there is a hidden piece of history. In the heart of Seoul you can find Hanyang Doseong, a 600-year-old fortress that once protected the powerful Hanyang, Seoul’s name during the...
A historic and cultural must-see
Hanyang Doseong, Seoul City Wall, was built over 600 years ago. The historic wall can reach up to 8 meters high and winds around (within) north Seoul for 18.6 kilometers. Over seventy percent of the...
Reservations must be made at least three days prior to the tour date.
Group reservations up to 3people are being accepted on the line.
Additional reservations are?permitted for pre-existing reservations that do not exceed the limited number of three people per group and may be made one day prior to the tour date by 5 PM.
Reservations for the following month are available from the 15th of the current month.
Masks are required for participation in all tour programs.
Please refrain from participating in any tour programs should you be experiencing any symptoms, including fever, coughing, congestion, muscle pain, stuffy nose, and/or sore throat.
Temperature readings will be conducted for all participants prior to the tour. Those with a reading over 37.5°C are prohibited from tour participation.
Reservations for tourists 14 years & under without an accompanying adult or guardian shall be canceled on site.
[As of one day prior to the tour date] All reservations shall be canceled in the event of emergency particulate matter reduction measures taken and/or inclement weather conditions, including excessive heat waves, typhoons, heavy rain, and more, that may impede Seoul Guided Walking Tour operations.
The Seoul Guided Walking Tour administration office and tour guide affiliates are not responsible for any accidents that happen to occur during the tour program.
Reservation shall be made at least 1 week before the tour day.
The course is for tourists with mobility problems (Senior, people with disability, stroller user).
You may not use the course without an assistant (or companion) ※ At least one assistant shall accompany a tourist with mobility problem ※ In case of electric assisting device users (electric wheelchair, electric scooter users), one assistant may accompany up to 4 tourists with mobility problem
Reservation may be canceled when a guide is unavailable on the desired date and course.
Seoul Guided Walking Tour Office (02-6925-0777) will contact you to confirm reservation. (At least 5 days~1 month before tour day) Reservation may be canceled when Seoul Guided Walking Tour Office cannot reach you for more than 3 times.
Seoul Guided Walking Tour Office and Seoul culture and tourism guide are not liable for the safety accidents during the Seoul Guided Walking Tour.
All reservations are canceled when Seoul Guided Walking Tour is unavailable due to Particulate Matter Reduction Measure or other weather conditions (heat wave, typhoon, heavy rain). (As of the date before the tour day)