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40, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul 04528, South Korea
Myeongdong / Namdaemun
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Sungnyemun Gate Tours and Tickets
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just down the main strip from Gyeongbokgung Palace is a junction that spilts in several locations and in the middle of this junction is an ancient gate called "Sungnyemun Gate". It is part of the ancient city wall that surrounded the capital of Seoul in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Nicholas D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sungnyemum Gate, one of the four main gates in Seoul’s former fortress wall, dates back to 1398. But this South gate has been rebuilt many times with the latest completion occurring in 2013. I was exiting the Nandaemun Market at Gate 1 when I first...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rumples
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sungnyemun Gate was built between 1396 and 1398 and was part of the old Seoul City wall.It has been modified over the years and in 2008 the upper structure was destroyed by fire, but now restored. It is an interesting structure in a city...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Historically interesting if you look at the old photos dating from 19xx to the modern day. Pretty much same as all the other gates. But this is in surrounded by modern buildings and new age landscape all around. Not very much to do but worth...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Louis T
Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

It's in the middle of a busy square full of cars. So it's good to see it when you are just passing by and catch a quick photo.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank emmgee8
Reviewed 7 September 2019

Pretty much same as all the other gates. But this is in surrounded by modern buildings and new age landscape all around. This gate was also being guarded by the royal guards with whom you can take pics and selfies as long as you don't...More

Date of experience: July 2019
9  Thank sylviageersen
Reviewed 2 September 2019

Better known as Namdaemun Gate, is one of the symbol of Seoul: One of the 8 gates of the seoul's Fortress. It was built in 1398 during the Taejo Reign. You can walk throught it and take pictures. It's interesting see an historical place like...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Luca C
Reviewed 13 August 2019

This gate near Seoul Station is one of the last remaining gates in the walls of ancient Seoul. The gate is located on an island in main road. Best viewed from a distance.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jane C
Reviewed 14 July 2019

One of the 4 main gates in Seoul, reconstructed many times most recently in 2008, Sungnyemun Gate is impressive and great for some photos, but not really much to do there. There is a changing of the guard to add some colour (I missed it,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank H3565SVscottw
Reviewed 24 June 2019

This is a reconstructed version of one of the original Seoul gates and a lovely one, at that. Probably not worth a trip, but when in the area, worth passing by.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Linda K
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8 September 2018|
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Response from Pat S | Reviewed this property |
I remember drones being used to take photo / videos when I was there. They were being used just outside the gate because drones were not allowed inside the checkpoint.
25 November 2017|
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Response from calvin2424 | Reviewed this property |
It is free to enter.