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Gwanghwamun Gate, Seoul

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Admire Gwanghwamun Gate, the main entrance to Gyeongbokgung palace and a symbol of the long-reigning Joseon dynasty. Originally built in 1395, the gate was destroyed numerous times, most notably during Japanese invasions and in the Korean War. It has been painstakingly reconstructed from 2006 to 2010, in an effort to make it closely resemble the original. When visiting the gate, you can observe the ceremonial changing of the royal guards, a ritual performed hourly between 10 am and 3 pm. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Gwanghwamun Gate and many more Seoul attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Seoul trip planning website .
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  • The light of the Fuk Palace is said to be the place where the emperor used to be, but it really doesn't feel like it's a good way to go, and the tickets are really rotten.
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  • It's the feeling of the past and contemporary, divided between the Gwanghwamun to ~ time is correct, the number of traditional costumes could even see the door guard "ritual"
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  • If you look back from the Gwanghwamun square bukhansan mountain ridges and eaves, ridges, this combined beautifully to so they can see better. It's also a good place to see the lit-up at night.
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  • Must-visit place to see the history of Korea and world heritage. This gate is the biggest one among the palaces in Seoul. Also you can enjoy Gyeongbokgung palace inside. There is royal gurad change ceremony everyday, you can see the Korean style of guard, costums and process. Strongly recommend.
  • There is a free tour. Check the internet for timing. Nice palace.
  • Great place to visit. As you approach the gate from the south, it looks majestic with the mountains in the background. Don't forget to look up and enjoy the colorful drawings as you walk through the gate.
  • symbolic place of South Korea, main gate of Kyeongbok palace of the Chosun dynasty at the heart of Seoul. also an architecturally masterpiece
  • Love it! I went there on January. So cold but yet so beautifuullll ❤❤❤ the museum has complete and great collections too!

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