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Namdaemun, Seoul
(3.8/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
Surrounded by busy traffic and modern high rises in the middle of a major intersection, Namdaemun stands alone defiantly, still looking powerful and impressive. Completed in 1398 as one of the eight great gates of Seoul, this southern gate is now the only surviving of the three original gates, once part of a large 18.2 km (11.3 mi) walls surrounding the city. Occasionally, you can observe changing of the guard ceremonies in colorful costumes, as well as martial arts exhibitions outside the gate. Plan to visit Namdaemun during your Seoul vacation using our convenient Seoul tour planner.
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  • A part of history in the middle of the city. It's been really cool to find these gates around soul. It's a part of history you can find right in the middle of different parts of Seoul! 
  • Do not get me wrong, I am into Korean history and sightseeings. But this is basically just a gate in the middle of a busy road. You will have hard time to catch clear shot of this gate. Worth maybe fo...  more »
  • South Gate has been lost to memory is new, rebuilt, and visited for the first time. Difference and the architecture of Japan like the elaborate pieces are reproduced properly and look good but also can be found. It is regrettable, however, felt the article.
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  • The gorgeous and glorious Gates coming to this case you might consider getting into the traffic trying to get a better picture especially at night helps alleviate be advertisements brightly-lit behind it. Lots of yesteryear mandatory to check it out. Market on the corner. Underground markets song every socioeconomic class on The Closer you get to the bank of Korea what are the markets get and the shopping and also the more expensive it becomes which is correlates with quality which increases dramatically and value decreases exponentially.The GS 25 and the 7-Eleven directly across from it have some of the most helpful English speaking staff you'll ever meet at any convenience store.
  • this place is rancid. the fruit is always spoiled. not sure what kind of red meat they are selling. asked the bitcher for filet mignon. they sold me tender loin. after calling, they played games on the phone and could care less. ive been a customer for 10 years. they used to have good food and service at good prices. now the quality of food and service is poor. starting to be a money grab. who knows what we've been eating.
  • Don't expect some big museum or something special, just stop by and enjoy the beautifull architecture of the gate.
  • Its an interesting spot to stop at for a moment but don't plan to make it an all day thing. I would suggest hitting up Namdaemun market to make it worth the trip.
  • A beautiful site to visit if you love history or art! It's right next to a large market and plenty of restaurants and coffee shops too.