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Gwanghwamun Gate, Seoul

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#8 of 75 in Historic Sites in Seoul
Monument · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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Admire Gwanghwamun Gate, the main entrance to Gyeongbokgung palace and a symbol of the long-reigning Joseon dynasty. Originally built in 1395, the gate was destroyed numerous times, most notably during Japanese invasions and in the Korean War. It has been painstakingly reconstructed from 2006 to 2010, in an effort to make it closely resemble the original. When visiting the gate, you can observe the ceremonial changing of the royal guards, a ritual performed hourly between 10 am and 3 pm. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Gwanghwamun Gate and many more Seoul attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Seoul trip planning website.
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  • This is easily a major landmark at the Korean capital. Once marked the formal entry into the Joseon palace, Gwanghwamun is now the recognizable spot in Seoul's busiest crossroads. The tower is... 
    This is easily a major landmark at the Korean capital. Once marked the formal entry into the Joseon palace, Gwanghwamun is now the recognizable spot in Seoul's busiest crossroads. The tower is...  more »
  • Beautiful gate in front of the Gwanghwamun Swuare where you can see the great statues of Zking Sejong and Admiral Yu Sun Si. It is surrounded by very modern buildings that are lighted and showed... 
    Beautiful gate in front of the Gwanghwamun Swuare where you can see the great statues of Zking Sejong and Admiral Yu Sun Si. It is surrounded by very modern buildings that are lighted and showed...  more »
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  • My friend took me to this place, vow, this place has the change is guard for the soldiers. They try to represent the old ancient culture during the kind regim. It looked very nice, with the traditional costume and music and commands. Many visit the place to witness this. The surrounding places offer traditional dresses for rent which is very cute.
  • The recently renovated public space is open 24/7 and it was truly awesome! I totally recommend taking the time to explore and to enjoy the space. I loved the former look - yet - the refreshing layout and space is truly magical!

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