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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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One of Seoul's best known sights. Impressive and definitely worth visiting. Definitely of interest to a western tourist. We visited it during the Lunar New Year so an additional attraction was the sight of many Koreans wearing traditional costumes.
The Gwanghwamun Gate is very prominently located at the northern end of Sejongno "boulevard" at a busy intersection with pretty heavy traffic. It is the main and largest gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace, in Jongno-gu, Seoul.
I visited this area one Saturday afternoon and I was...More