We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (332)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good49%
  • Average28%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
As featured in Backpaker to Seoul
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
288, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03119, South Korea
Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Seoul
from US$6.50
More Info
from US$11.00
More Info
from US$109.00
More Info
from US$62.00
More Info
Reviews (410)
Filter reviews
115 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsnational treasuremetro station is very closeseoul cityjoseon dynastynice walkworth a visitdootashoppingfortresskingdomstonearchitectureculture
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 115 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Dongdaemun is a wonderful area in Seoul to explore, one special feature of the area is Heunginjimun Gate or East Gate. This version of the gate was built in 1869, the original was built in 1396 and was the main gate of four of the...More

Thank kpiddy
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

The gate is the only one in Seoul which has a semi circular wall at the back and the image has been on quite a few guidebooks etc. It's a shame you can't walk through it and can only admire it from outside. If you...More

Thank doofvfood
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Its good historical site, very clean surrounding and informational details added advantage to know the place better. You can also visit near by underground market with affordable prices. There is one art museum also to visit nearby. Uploading photos.

Thank GK_NatureLover
Reviewed 23 June 2018

However, apart from being an important monument, the Dongdaemun Gate is also an integral part of today's city. It is lively and vibrant in the context of the modern City and bustles with life.

1  Thank Perry B
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Looks lovely in the evening opposite to Marriott hotel. The square is pretty busy and well lit. Love walking around the area with places to shop and eat.

1  Thank TravelDiaries_Pulkit
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Historic gate. Close to markets. Seems to be fenced off. Part of the old wall is here. Can walk along the wall

Thank SL Y
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

This seems strange set on the middle of a road intersection Given all the other similar structures in the city you could give it a miss but if you are nearby it is worth a look and a piccy or two

Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This is Dongdaemun gate, you will see it as you walk out from the station in Dongdaemun area . The gate stands out among the modern building , it's historical architecture was well preserved.

Thank kenkeh
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Right across the street from the JW Marriott, this gate is worth seeing but nothing else to commend it in the area.

1  Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

This wall the capital throughout Joseon Dynasty. You can walk around the outside and view the wall. There is a brief history of this wall posted outside. Across the street is the City of wall and Museum. There are street vendors that sells good and...More

Thank Calvin N
View more reviews
Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
For shopping enthusiasts, Dongdaemun is a must visit.
Enormous shopping centres – stacked with multiple
levels of boutique and independent shops – offer the
latest in Korean fashion, cosmetics, accessories, and
other goods while prices are relatively low. The night
shopping (between late night and early morning) is
particularly well known here, making Dongdaemun a
place where you can literally shop until you drop. If
Nearby HotelsSee all 585 hotels in Seoul
Hotel Dongdaemun
48 reviews
.09 km away
JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
1,112 reviews
.10 km away
Hotel Tong Vivace Dongdaemun
15 reviews
.25 km away
Hotel Skypark Kingstown Dongdaemun
879 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 123,983 restaurants in Seoul
The Griffin Bar
159 reviews
.08 km away
The Lounge
91 reviews
.09 km away
Tavolo 24
269 reviews
.08 km away
BLT Steak
150 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,842 attractions in Seoul
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)
1,844 reviews
.47 km away
Dongdaemun History & Culture Park
196 reviews
.50 km away
Seoul Lantern Festival
51 reviews
.49 km away
Naksan Public Art
94 reviews
.51 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines