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Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))

  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
  • Changuimun Gate (Jahamun Gate) (창의문(자하문))
Address
Cheongun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울 종로구 청운동
Type
Monuments/ Historical Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2148-1823
Homepage
tour.jongno.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Changuimun Gate was often called Jahamun Gate. It was one of four mini-gates in the north surrounding the walled city of Hanyang (Seoul) during the Joseon Dynasty. After the closure of Sukjeongmun Gate, one of the four main gates, Changuimun Gate became a favorite north gate. Hence, people also called Changuimun the North Gate. It is the only gate among four mini gates that is still in its original state. Although it is small, almost 50m² in terms of size, it looks very firm and sturdy. While Dongsomun Gate, another of the four mini gates, is decorated with a phoenix, Changuimun Gate is adorned with a wooden chicken along its rafters. The reason behind the wooden chicken was that the chicken was believed to be the nemesis of the centipede. People believed that installing the wooden chicken was important to overcome the harmful spirit of the centipede.

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