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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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Quick stop and look

Nice bid rebuilt gate. Worth a quick stop for a look around but really not much point in spending too much time...other things to see.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 February 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Nice bid rebuilt gate. Worth a quick stop for a look around but really not much point in spending too much time...other things to see.

Thank Weissgunn
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

On its own it will not tickle the pinkies, but with ceremonial guards it becomes a favourite with the tourists. And for this reason it is best to get in early before the bus loads of selfie stick toting tourists arrive. It is the only way to get a reasonably tourist free photo. If you are in the area for... More 

Thank Paul_n_Cris
Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Nice backdrop for pictures :) We enjoyed the change of palace guard ceremony. Other than that, nothing more to do.

Thank gibot143
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

If you have a good travel guide, you will get the story behind this place. We had a chance to see the changing of the guards, not so grand but interesting.

Thank anritaa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

It locates at the city centre, leading up a super wide center part of dual carriage traffic, City Hall, and surrounded by modern buildings and hotels, and makes up a perfect fusion of image. Ancient soldiers were smart and attracts lots of tourists taking photos. It's just close to any hotels at Jung-Gu, recommend to ride taxi , which is... More 

Thank Chun pang L
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

At the end of the main street and 2km form the hotel. Easy flat walk or catch train. AS you walk down you can go part of the way underground and brows the shops. Also great in poor weather. Closes at 4pm

Thank Hugary1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Gwanghwamun Gate, Gwanghwamun Plaza and Gyeongbukgung Plaza are all in the same area and accessible by foot. Just for photography and a taste of local cultural and old buildings. Do visit the palace museum behind, which is free of charge.

Thank thepaulhere
Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The grounds are huge and it can be a struggle if you are with seniors or toddlers. Interesting to walk around during afternoon. Not too crowded with tourists when we visited.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

This gate is the entrance to Gyeongbokgung Palace. Do stay and check out the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony if you can!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Just front of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Should take a good picture with hanbok ! Front of Gwanghwamun is a crowded road side.

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