Sungnyemun Gate

Local name숭례문
LocationJung District, Seoul, South Korea

Namdaemun, officially known as the Sungnyemun, is one of the Eight Gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul, South Korea, which surrounded the city in the Joseon dynasty. The gate is located in Jung-gu between Seoul Station and Seoul Plaza, with the historic 24-hour Namdaemun market next to the gate.

The gate, dating back to the 14th century, is a historic pagoda-style gateway, and is designated as the first National Treasure of South Korea. It was once one of the three major gateways through Seoul's city walls which had a stone circuit of 18.2 kilometres and stood up to 6.1 metres high. It was first built in the last year of King Taejo of Joseon's reign in 1398, and rebuilt in 1447.

Tags The Eight Gates of SeoulNational TreasureJoseon Architecture
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Opening hours


Jun - Aug: Tue - Sun: 9 am - 6:30 pm
Sep - Dec, Mar - May: Tue - Sun: 9 am - 6:00 pm
Dec - Feb: Tue - Sun: 9 am - 5:30 pm

Admission

Admission is free.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namdaemun

Official Website http://www.cha.go.kr/korea/heritage/search/Culresult_Db_View.jsp?mc=NS_04_03_01&VdkVgwKey=11%2C00010000%2C11

Phone +82 2 779 8547 8

Address 40, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Coordinates 37°33'35.887" N 126°58'31.242" E

Tours and activities: Sungnyemun Gate

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