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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This structure is currently in the middle of a busy road junction, and a short walk from the metro station. It looks grand, both in the day and night, and is well worth a detour if you are in the Dongdaemun neighbourhood.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

Got to check out Dongdaemun gate during the day. The area is good to explore. At night, it is lit up nicely.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

We did not have chance to visit during the day so popped by in the evening to wander around the outside. It was beautifully lit up and looked magnificent. It is a little tricky to get over to, due to its location in the middle...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Hannah75
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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