Changuimun Gate (창의문)
Changuimun (창의문) is one of the Four Small Gates of the Seoul Fortress. In the past it has also been known as Jahamun and Buksosomun.
Construction started in 1396 by the newly established Joseon Dynasty with the purpose of protecting the capital city, then known as Hanyang. Built north of the city, it became a major link between the city and areas to the north.
Changuimun was constructed using granite and features an arched entrance. The original wooden gatehouse above was destroyed by fire during the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592, also known as the Imjin Waeran. It was rebuilt almost 150 years later in 1740 and is now is one of the oldest remaining.
Visitors here today can walk through the passageway to view each side. Access to the gatehouse is not allowed.
Directions And Getting There
GPS Coordinates (Longitude and Latitude) : 37.592625,126.966521.