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Sungnyemun Gate, Seoul

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Surrounded by busy traffic and modern high rises in the middle of a major intersection, Sungnyemun Gate 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. Take a look at our Seoul road trip tool to schedule your visit to Sungnyemun Gate and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • C ( 20.12.16 ) This architecture was one of landmark in Seoul, and National Treasure No.1. There was not big area, but understood about Choseon's architecture shape. There was very good point to... 
    C ( 20.12.16 ) This architecture was one of landmark in Seoul, and National Treasure No.1. There was not big area, but understood about Choseon's architecture shape. There was very good point to...  more »
  • One evening while walking around the Namdaemun Market looking for a place to eat dinner, we walked out a back alley and found the Sungnyemun Gate in all it's glory right across the street. It was... 
    One evening while walking around the Namdaemun Market looking for a place to eat dinner, we walked out a back alley and found the Sungnyemun Gate in all it's glory right across the street. It was...  more »
  • Stumbled to this landmark after a visit to Namdaemun markets. Impressive structure standing out amidst tall buildings around. Typical historical site in the middle of modern Seoul. 
    Stumbled to this landmark after a visit to Namdaemun markets. Impressive structure standing out amidst tall buildings around. Typical historical site in the middle of modern Seoul.  more »

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