Jinseonmun Gate

Jinseonmun Gate 2015-01-26T22:38:22+00:00
Jinseonmun Gate on the way to the throne hall at Changdeokgung Palace

Jinseonmun Gate on the way to the throne hall

Jinseonmun Gate is the small inner and middle gate. To reach the main throne hall, you must pass under three gates, one of which is Jinseonmun. The other two are Dowamun and Injeongmun.

In front of the structure is a wide stone bridge known as Geumcheongyo. Bridges similar to these are a common royal feature and symbolizes purifying oneself who passes over it.

Passing over the bridge and through the gate is a sign of royal sovereignty and is often seen at other royal residences in Seoul.

Geumcheongyo Bridge at Changdeokgung Palace

Geumcheongyo Bridge