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Dongnimmun Gate (독립문)

  • Dongnimmun Gate (독립문)
  • Dongnimmun Gate (독립문)
  • Dongnimmun Gate (독립문)
  • Address 251, Tongil-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
    서울특별시 서대문구 통일로 251 (현저동)
  • Type Palaces/ Fortresses/ Gates
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  • Information
    Introduction
    Dongnimmun stands at the location originally known as Yeongeun, where envoys were once treated. When a Chinese envoy visited, the King would go out through this door to greet. In 1898, to announce the independence from Japan, Dongnimun was constructed with the fund collected by the citizens. The traces of the past still remain on Dongnimmun with two pillars in front of Dongnimmun being the remains of Yeongeunmun.

    The Arc de Triomphe in France can be recalled in comparison to Dongnimmun. Dongnimmun was built using granite with a passageway height of 14.28 meters. On the top it is written ‘Dongnimmun’ in Korean with the national flag drawn on each side. On the inner-left side there are stone stairs leading to the attic. The national flower Mugunghwa are planted around Dongnimmun. Now it is surrounded by roads and it is eye-catching to view when passing by.

    Current Status
    Historic Site No.32 (Designated on January 21, 1963)

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Operating Hours
    Open 24 hrs

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Available Facilities
    Rest area, sports facility, drinking fountain, convenience store, etc.

    Restrooms
    Available

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Unavailable

    Pets
    Not permitted

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