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Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate)

Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate)


Changuimun Gate, located in northern Seoul, is one of the Four Small Gates of Seoul Fortress. In the past, the gate has also been known as Jahamun and Buksosomun. Construction started in 1396 during the beginning years of the Joseon Dynasty.

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Dongnimmun Gate (Independence Gate)

Dongnimmun Gate (Independence Gate)


Dongnimmun Gate (Independence Gate) is a memorial built to honor the Korean people and their fight for national independence over foreign intervention. The gate is located in the southeastern corner of Seodaemun Independence Park near Seodaemun Prison History Hall.

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Gwanghuimun Gate

Gwanghuimun Gate


Gwanghuimun Gate, literally meaning Bright Light Gate, is one of eight gates found on the fortress wall that surrounds the city of Seoul. Gwanghuimun is one of four small gates located along the southeast area of the fortress wall.

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Gwanghwamun Gate

Gwanghwamun Gate


Gwanghwamun Gate is the imposing main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace. The gate has been rebuilt many times over the years but remains an icon of Seoul. Construction began in 1395 at the beginning of the Joseon dynasty. It quickly became one of the most important gates of the Joseon Dynasty since it guarded the main palace.

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Heunginjimun Gate (Dongdaemun Gate)

Heunginjimun Gate (Dongdaemun Gate)


Heunginjimun Gate (Dongdaemun Gate), the historic Great East Gate on the Seoul Fortress Wall, dates back to the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty in 1398. The gate is now the last main gate remaining in Seoul after Sungnyemun Gate (Namdaemun Gate) was destroyed by a fire on February 10, 2008.

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Hyehwamun Gate (Honghwamun Gate)

Hyehwamun Gate (Honghwamun Gate)


Hyehwamun Gate is one four small gates found on the Fortress Wall that surrounds the city of Seoul. Hyehwamun literally means Distribution of Wisdom Gate. When originally built during the reign of King Taejo in 1396, it was known as Honghwamun.

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Sukjeongmun Gate

Sukjeongmun Gate


Sukjeongmun Gate is the most northern of the Four Main Gates of Seoul Fortress. It is also known as Bukdaemun, literally meaning North Big Gate. When originally built in 1396, it was known as Sukcheongmun. In the 16th century, it was renamed to Sukjeongmun, which means Rule Solemnly Gate.

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Sungnyemun Gate (Namdaemun Gate)

Sungnyemun Gate (Namdaemun Gate)


Sungnyemun Gate (Namdaemun Gate), located in central Seoul, is an important and historic gate designated the first National Treasure of South Korea. Nearby Namdaemun Market gets its name from this gate.

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