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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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161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03045, South Korea
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed this place and to our surprise it was perfect timing to watch the changing of the guards. The costumes were all so colorful with a narration in 3 languages. Very entertaining as well as educational. No need to rush with the photos because...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank HaikuSy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be sure to visit around the changing of the guard, if you want a photo with the guards they are OK with that, just do not interact with them, stand alongside and take the pic easily. Once you've checked out the gate, continue through and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank FiverACT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the fourth and southern gate guarding the Gyeongbok Palace and is where the changing of the guard ceremony is performed daily. Good photo opportunity

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mgsnorwich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this place on the way to KFC just close by.It is best to see at night all light up.Just a walk around.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank stevenr553
Reviewed April 15, 2019

We actually discovered this by accident, thinking it was one of the palaces. All of Seoul's historical places need to be explored, the culture is amazing and they take very good care of their sites.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JustJules67
Reviewed April 13, 2019

It is a gate with a nice architecture , well maintained, colorful, many people around but you can spend some time just admiring the building details.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank williefil13
Reviewed April 8, 2019

If you can time a visit here with that of the changing of the guard it’s a wonderful experience. From admiring the outfits, the beating of the drums and the traditional marching it feels really authentic. It drew quite a crowd on my visit so...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank stevebintley
Reviewed April 1, 2019

Doesn't take more than a few minutes to see this. Very small and easy to get to. But still lovely to see considering the heritage and history of the location.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TTania
Reviewed March 24, 2019

This can and should be included with a visit to the palace. But even if you don't go into the palace, you watch the changing of the guard, and see some traditional Korea.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FerdinanddelToro
Reviewed March 21, 2019

There are many in Seoul but this one is bigger and imposing than the others, to see at the beginning of the park.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Mika S
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I believe it happens every hour starting at 10am.
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