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Address: 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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This gate was constructed in 1395 as the main entrance from the majestic...

This gate was constructed in 1395 as the main entrance from the majestic Sejong Boulevard into Kyongbuk Palace. Three arched gates and a two-story pavilion are typical of the architectural design of that period. Completely reconstructed after years of conflict and falling into disrepair, it is now made of modern concrete and steel. It presently serves as a secondary entrance to Kwanghwamun Park.

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Historic landmark

Located by the side of a busy road. It was before you enter the palaces. Good for photography. It was nice a spectacular view.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A beautiful example of Korean traditional architecture, however you really need to go through the temple area and garden to appreciate the magnitude of the area. Really worth several hours of wandering.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Just as you get out of Gwanghwamun station you are greeted by the statue of Lee Soon Shin, King Sejong followed by the Gwanghwamun gate to Gyeongbok Palace.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Located by the side of a busy road. It was before you enter the palaces. Good for photography. It was nice a spectacular view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a must see and must go. Behind the gate you se the Kyongbokkung park with all kinds of ancient temples ans the like. A must for every Seoul visitor. Been there several times between mid 80s and 2015.

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

In the middle of the city you run in to this spectacular entrance to the main Palace guarded by old style dressed guards. Its just spectacular !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Centrally located, watch the guard changing ceremony and get dressed up in traditional clothing :) Enjoy!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Looks majestic. Good for photography. The best spot is across the road so that the whole gate will be in the picture. Another angle will be from the side so that the long wall on both the right and left will go into the picture.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

It's the entrance to Gyeongbokgung Palace, with some kind of ceremony at 10 am and 2 pm. The architecture is beautiful and magnificent. I would recommend of going through here when visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace, which is the main attraction. Do visit during Palace opening hours.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This Gate is the Entry point to to the Gyeongbokgung Palace, when Visited you can see the Guards Dressed in the Traditional Attire that were used in the Kings rule, the Guards are like Statues and do not move an inch. Overall, the Place is a must visit to Enlighten oneself with the Korean History.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We took 2 trains to get to this gate and it was the most boring thing ever. Hyped up to be this amazing gate but you couldn't even get close to it. Not worth it. Nice thing is that the surrounding area is nice. Good shopping and restaurants in area.

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