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Hyehwamun Gate (Honghwamun)

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Hyehwamun Gate (Honghwamun)

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Hyehwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-530 South Korea
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Hansung UniversitySeoul Metropolitan Subway3 min
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Immerse yourself in Korean culture and enjoy an authentic home-cooking experience with a local chef at her home. Enjoy a guided visit to the local market to purchase fresh ingredients, sample tasty street food snacks, and learn about typical herbs and spices. Then, get hands-on as you create a selection of popular Korean dishes and master traditional cooking techniques. Finally sit down to enjoy a ‘Hanjeongsik’ dinner including your homemade dishes, along with additional side dishes and dessert.
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Bozeman-Dublin wrote a review Jul 2019
Trim, Ireland8,000 contributions3,125 helpful votes
One of the many gates into the Changdeokgung Palce, this is one of the snaller ones, a little less grand but still ornate and beautiful. It dates from 1396 and is in the North East part of the complex.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Andrew M wrote a review Aug 2016
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This gate is one of the smaller gates of the Seoul Fortress. It is also known as the Northeast gate. The gate was originally built in 1396, and the wooden gatehouse added in the 17th century. The Japanese took down the entire gate to build a street car line during the period of their occupation of Korea. The gate was rebuilt in 1992. The wall continues to the East gate (Heunginjmun). The gate may be reached by taking the subway Line 4 to Hansung University and using exit # 5. Walk up a slight slope on Donggsomun-ro (to the left of the subway exit) for 5 minutes and the gate will be visible on your right above the wall. walk up the steps and through the gate to access the gatehouse section. Note that there are security alarms that will go off if you get too close to the gate. Under the gate arch, there is a beautiful mural of birds. It takes 15 minutes to view, admission is free and was our third stop on our Seoul Fortress day trip. Most of the gates may be accessed by a combination of subway/bus/walking. There are a few old buildings in the immediate area that are worth a photo.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Mike54BU wrote a review Sep 2015
Singapore, Singapore692 contributions143 helpful votes
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Dropped by the 'small east gate' of the Seoul Fortress Wall. Have uploaded a picture of its' description. Not much was left of the original structure post WW2 - but has been restored beautifully. If you are walking the fortress wall paths or walking back and forth between Hyehwa and Seongbuk - this makes for a very nice stop and nice views. Tucked up the hill off the Main Street. My rating is probably over done at '5' but I just happen to love most everything about Seoul.
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Date of experience: September 2015
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