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Originally called Heung-injimun ("Gate of Uplifting Mercy"), it once served as the main eastern gate in the wall surrounding Seoul. First built in 1397, it was rebuilt in 1869 in its present form. The Korean name "Dongdaemun" means "Great East Gate," and it was so named because it was the major eastern gate in the wall that surrounded Seoul during the Joseon Dynasty.

Since the South Gate (Namdaemun) was set on fire on
Located nearby are Dongdaemun Market (one of Korea's largest and most popular) and Dongdaemun Sports Stadium. Since the South Gate (Namdaemun) was set on fire on February 10, 2008, Dongdaemun is one of only two main gates that have survived, the other being the North Gate or Bukdaemun (more formally Sukjeongmun).

Address: Jongno 6-ga in Jongno-gu, Seoul
Directions: Subway lines 1 & 4, Dongdaemun Station
Phone: +82-2-1330 (Eng, Jpn, Chn)
Website: http://www.visitkorea.org

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  • Updated Jul 19, 2008
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