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Heunginjimun, Seoul

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Observe one of the landmark entrances of the old citadel, Heunginjimun--a defensive gate designed to protect the important government compound within. First constructed in 1396, the gate underwent reconstruction in 1869. It displays many architectural and design hallmarks of the late Joseon period, including a semicircular outer wall, known as an ongseong, which provides extra protection. The only gate of the city's eight to have this feature, the edifice also boasts heavily decorated brackets supporting the hipped roof on each of its two floors. Use our Seoul vacation trip planner to visit Heunginjimun on your trip to Seoul, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • With a big stone base underneath, this two-storied gate (direction-wise, it's the East Gate) is the "biggest" of Seoul's six gates of which I got to three with Sungnyemun (the South Gate, a big gate a...  more »
  • Currently being renovated, but the sign on the outside says it will be completed in April 2017. Good views of the gate when walking from the City wall. 
  • It is the street of that name located in Dongdaemun gate. In the middle of the road which-I in there is kind of weird, but just to the shopping complex.
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  • Location for many of Koreas typical events located in front of it. Other than looks there is not much to do here, luckily right next to it is many other famous locations such as insadong, village, and national muesuem
  • Nothing special for me, it was nice but there are many way more interesting place in Seoul. Although there are good places to shop nearby.
  • One of the gates of the former Seoul city wall. Other than the gate and a bit of wall there isn't too much else to see the visit will be quick. Worth a quick detour from dongdaemun.
  • Being renovated (complete April 2017), lots of boarding up around it at the moment.
  • Nice Walk but likely you need to be a Dan of the history then to appreciate it.