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Sukjeongmun Gate (북악산 숙정문)

  • Sukjeongmun Gate (북악산 숙정문)
  • Sukjeongmun Gate (북악산 숙정문)
  • Sukjeongmun Gate (북악산 숙정문)
  • Sukjeongmun Gate (북악산 숙정문)
  • Sukjeongmun Gate (북악산 숙정문)
1, Daesagwan-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 성북구 대사관로 1 (성북동) 삼청각 부근
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  • Information
    Of the Four Great Gates (Sukjeongmun, Namdaemun, Dongdaemun, and Seodaemun), established by King Taejo in 1396, Sukjeongmun is called the north gate.

    Located to the north of Seoul, this gate, with Gyeongbokgung Palace in the center and Changaemun (Jahamun) to the right, make up the wings of the north gate. Due to the possible danger of the area being damaged from all the pedestrians, the king in 1413 planted pine trees and prohibited passing this area. Henceforth, Sukjeongmun became a scenic walkway until the North Korean Communist infiltration of 1968, which prohibited the passing of all civilians.

    The reopening of Sukjeongmun in April of 2006 has led to the opening of Bugaksan Mountain in April of 2007 and is in the process of dividing it into 3 courses. Bugaksan Mountain has been kept well-preserved due to a long period of restriction in this area, and if you climb the mountain, you will be able to see all of Seoul.

    Open all year round

    Tour Course Information

    Course 1
    - Malbawi Resting Place ~ Changuimun Resting Place: 2 hours
    Malbawi Resting Place(Waryong Park) → Sukjeongmun → Gokjang → Cheongundae → Baegangmaru → Changuimun

    Course 2
    - Hongnyeonsa Resting Place ~ Changuimun Resting Place: 2 hours
    Hongnyeonsa Resting Place → Sukjeongmun → Gokjang → Cheongundae → Baegangmaru(Top of Mt. Bugak) → Changuimun

    Course 3
    - Changuimun Resting Place ~ Malbawi Resting Place: 2 hours
    Changuimun → Baegangmaru → Cheongundae → Gokjang → Sukjeongmun → Malbawi Resting Place

    Operating Hours
    May-August 07:00-19:00
    November-February 09:00-17:00
    March, April, September & October 07:00-18:00
    * Last admission is two hours before closing

    Parking Facilities
    Not available

    Admission Fees
    Free (* Visitors must carry identification to enter the Military Protection Area.)


    Not permitted

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