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This gate was constructed in 1395 as the main entrance from the majestic Sejong Boulevard into Kyongbuk Palace. Three arched gates and a two-story pavilion are typical of the architectural design of that period. Completely reconstructed after years...more
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This is an impressive and large gate into the palace and best seen during the changing of the guard every hour between 10 AM and 3 PM each day.It was built in 1395 but destroyed during a Japanese invasion in 1592, and rebuilt in 1867....More
This traditional Korean palace gate, with a distant-mountain backdrop, remained our objective as we ambled North on Gwanghwamun Square. We had come to see Gyeongbokgung Palace, the most important during the Joseon Dynasty, and this main and largest gate to the complex was how we...More
I was very impressed by this massive, ceremonial entrance to Gyeongbokgung Palace.
When I first arrived I thought there was a row of mannequins dressed as imperial guards, but they are real! They stands so still, honestly it's quite remarkable. The gate is beautiful when...More
This is the southern gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace and is the main entrance to the palace. It has 3 arched gates. Formerly, the centre gate was used by the king, while the other two were used by crown prince and royal officials.
Upon entering the...More