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Address: 69 Jongno 6-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Visit Dongdaemun Gate (Great Eastern Gate) like an insider
$114*
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Good Place for Shopping Clothes,Kids Toys,Bags etc.

Best place to visit to buy Kids Toys, T-shirts, Jackets, Bags etc, in almost cheaper price. Night Shopping also very good for good and best prices clothes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I really loved the place, and surprisinfly present. At first I thought I was in another country because of all the expats walking around. But its truly nice. The food was very affordable and delicious!

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Hong Kong, China
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The gate is still under partial renovation, but it is a historic gate . When I visited there, it was long holidays and no shoppers around , I did get some pretty photos of it.

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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Best place to visit to buy Kids Toys, T-shirts, Jackets, Bags etc, in almost cheaper price. Night Shopping also very good for good and best prices clothes.

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Singapore, Singapore
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87 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Like the Namdaemun, this is another historical gate in the middle of an intersection. Apart from a few pictures to say "I've been to Dongdaemun, and have seen the gate", there's really nothing much else to see or experience. Of course, as a shopping and eating destination, Dongdaemun ranks quite highly in Seoul, and that I cannot disagree. The Migliore... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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1,120 attraction reviews
747 helpful votes 747 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The gate is located in the middle of a busy road. It was being partially renovated during our visit in July 2014. The gate itself, while rather big, sort of fails to impress during the day. It is only after dark, when it is dramatically lit, that it seems half decent. A 5-minute visit is all you need.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
37 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Quite similar to Namdaemun (southern gate of Seoul), this gate is a nice piece of Korean traditional architecture. It was used as a checkpoint when the city walls were still existent but today it is just a memorial. I went hunting for it after I left the market to see what it was.

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Singapore
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Right in the middle of the road is this Dongdaemun Gate. Nothing to see when you go close, so simply take a picture from far and walk off. That's it.

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Ankara, Turkey
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55 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Quite similar to Namdaemun (southern gate of Seoul), this gate is a nice piece of Korean traditional architecture. It was used as a checkpoint in the past when the city walls were still existent but nowadays it looks like a memorial. Nice for taking a few photos, when visiting the Dongdaemun market.

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Mexico
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This gate shows the beautiful ancient Korean architecture and It is great that the restoration work has It still standing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you like shopping, it is the best place, but for sightseeing, I do not recommend

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