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Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)

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  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
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  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
  • Gwanghuimun Gate (광희문)
Address
344, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 중구 퇴계로 344
Type
Palaces/ Fortresses/ Gates
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3396-5882
Homepage
www.junggu.seoul.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Gwanguimun Gate is said to be originally constructed in 1396, the 5th year of King Taejo, southeast of the capital city (Seoul). It was often referred to as Sugumun Gate (water channel gate) and was actually used as a Sigumun, literally meaning “corpse gate”, as funeral processions passed through this gate when exiting to the east.

    During the Imjin War (1592-1598), the fortress gate was destroyed to such a degree that it made finding the original location close to impossible. Nevertheless, reconstruction efforts were started in 1711 (37th year of King Sukjong) and the water channel gate was restored and a gate tower built. Gwanghuimun Gate remained intact even when the fortress walls were demolished to build tram tracks during the Japanese occupation, but it was damaged during the Korean War and left neglected. In 1975, restoration work was carried out to relocate Gwanghuimun Gate to a site 15 meters south of its original location since it stood in the middle of the road.

    Current Status
    Historic Site No.10

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Operating Hours
    24 hours

    Parking Facilities
    Not available

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Restrooms
    Not available

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Not available

    Pets
    Not permitted

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