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288, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03119, South Korea
Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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.

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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 10 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.

Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed 24 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
Reviewed 14 October 2017

One of the two largest gates in Seoul. It has a stone archway in the retaining wall linked to the city wall and a wooden pavillion was constructed on it. The metro station is very close by.

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Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
For shopping enthusiasts, Dongdaemun is a must visit.
Enormous shopping centers – 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
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