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Reviewed March 7, 2019

Heunginjimun, literally "Gate of Rising Benevolence" or Dongdaemun, is one of The Eight Gates of Seoul in the Fortress Wall of Seoul, a prominent landmark in central Seoul. The Korean name "Dongdaemun" means "Great East Gate," and it was so named because it was the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 22, 2019

The gate is across from the JW Marriott hotel, within walking distance of the Dongdaemun metro. It's best to view it in the evening as the lights make it shine like a jewel from a distance. We went in the evening the gate was closed....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PrinceandPrincessMom
Reviewed February 15, 2019

Seoul has many ancient historic gates scattered around the city, but the Dongdaemun gate is one of the most impressive. Certainly it is very well located just across the road from our hotel providing us with magnificent views especially from the rooftop of the hotel....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SurfingWild
Reviewed February 7, 2019

Great place to take a picture and admire the architecture. It is just across the street from the metro and near department stores and close to the clothing market.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Charl0tte2012
Reviewed February 3, 2019

We were lucky to see changing of guards ceremony when we happen to be passing by the area. The uniforms of the guards were exactly what we saw in the Korean telenovelas.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

This structure is currently in the middle of a busy road junction, and a short walk from the metro station. It looks grand, both in the day and night, and is well worth a detour if you are in the Dongdaemun neighbourhood.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

Got to check out Dongdaemun gate during the day. The area is good to explore. At night, it is lit up nicely.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

We did not have chance to visit during the day so popped by in the evening to wander around the outside. It was beautifully lit up and looked magnificent. It is a little tricky to get over to, due to its location in the middle...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Hannah T
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Dongdaemun is a wonderful area in Seoul to explore, one special feature of the area is Heunginjimun Gate or East Gate. This version of the gate was built in 1869, the original was built in 1396 and was the main gate of four of the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kpiddy
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

The gate is the only one in Seoul which has a semi circular wall at the back and the image has been on quite a few guidebooks etc. It's a shame you can't walk through it and can only admire it from outside. If you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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