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Royal Guard-Changing Ceremony
Every day, Deoksugung Palace is crowded with people taking
pictures in front of the Daehanmun gate. Why is this?
Many people come to see the royal guard-changing
ceremony. The guardians of the palace
stood watch at the front gate, 24 hours
a day. The people who guarded the
gate of the palace were called
"Sumungun (Gatekeepers)," and
their leader was Sumunjang, the
chief gatekeeper. Come and enjoy
the guard-changing ceremony in front
of Daehanmun gate at Deoksugung Palace.

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