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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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  • 這是景福宮宮殿的主要和最大的門。它位於三條路交叉點。它是朝鮮時代歷史的地標和象徵。我建議你花時間欣賞這個韓國傳統建築的典範。 
  • 沒有安排在行程裡,剛好遇到衛兵交接,也可以拍照,來了那麼多次第一次遇到,非常特別!跟他們拍照他們都不會動但是會偷看你,好有趣 
  • There are a lot of things going on at the recent Golden Gate Bridge as a place where that seemed to make sense. If you stop learning, Jongno, Gwanghwamun store looking good, I'm dating
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  • The door of the principal palace is located in the city center. Surrounded of skyscrapers, and people wearing hanbok (traditional costume) it is a perfect combination of traditions and modern culture. It is highly recommended to visit that area if you are visiting Seoul.
  • The main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace which has stood still for hundreds of years but torn down during the japanese colonial rule. Rebuilt several times to make what it used to be in the ancient times.
  • Time your visit do that you can catch the timing of changing of guards ceremony. Every hour sharp from 10am onwards till 4pm everyday except Tuesday. You can take photo with the guards but can't touch them.
  • Very interesting place, you might walk all the way to City Hall and lotte hotel
  • If it's your first time to korea and you want to know more about the Korean culture then this is a place to go! Free tour included with the ticket