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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. With our custom trip planner, Seoul attractions like Gwanghwamun Gate can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Gwanghwamun is soul in the news or something, and be reflected in the reporters back. Steel was built or what events have once again. GOOG News make the Bad News was the face of Seoul.
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  • August 9, 2017
    To get to the gate you need to walk on the square and cross the road. Entrance is free of charge. Then you can choose where to go, what to pay. Gates are beautiful! It is worth to photograph them from afar.
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  • August 6, 2017
    From the Gyeongbokgung Palace to walk from Gwanghwamun square station via dongwha. Taken from the gyeongbok Palace Sejong Road King Sejong the great image every time and return home. Often many to explore it and or entertainment or rallies, dongwha walk.
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  • June 21, 2017
    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.
  • July 2, 2017
    There is a free tour. Check the internet for timing. Nice palace.
  • May 15, 2017
    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.
  • July 15, 2017
    symbolic place of South Korea, main gate of Kyeongbok palace of the Chosun dynasty at the heart of Seoul. also an architecturally masterpiece
  • July 17, 2017
    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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