"Great East Gate (Dongdaemun) (2 photos)" Heunginjimun Dongdaemoon - Great East Gate Tip by nicolaitan


The original east gate for the walled city of Seoul was the Gate of Uplifting Mercy (coming in from our rural abode in Kangwando province, it centainly was merciful to us).The current structure dates from 1869. On top of the arch-shaped gate is a gatehouse. A circular surrounding wall protects against flooding. Today the gate is best known for being adjacent the huge East Gate Market with thousands of vendors.

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  • Updated Dec 22, 2005
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