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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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The Entry to the Korean Dynasty Palace

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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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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Vancouver Island, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The gate is nice but it is the palace behind it that is the real attraction. Not worth the trip alone but if you are first at the gate you probably already plan to visit the palace as well

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

So you go there, you see the gate (that basically looks like every other gate in seoul) and that's that. there are guards there that will take pictures with you, but not very interesting. Might be good for parents who just want some cool pics of the kids without a lot of hassel.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The gate is the entrance to Gyeongbokgung Palace. There are guards with traditional attire at the gate standing there just like a statue. At specific times, there will be guard changing ceremony. To arrive here, you can either exit from Gyeongbokgung Station (nearer) or Gwanghwamun Station (will arrive at Gwanghwamun Square first). The structure and the whole cultural experience is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Main gate of Gyeongbokgung palace, you must be present during the Guards ceremony if you want to come back with souvenirs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is the main gate into the palace grounds. Stop here for a photo for your memories! A great spot.

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