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  Namdaemun (South Big Gate)
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  • Namdaemun (South Big Gate) - South Korea
      Namdaemun (South Big Gate)
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  • Namdaemun (South Big Gate) - South Korea
      Namdaemun (South Big Gate)
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  • Feb 11, 2008 arson - South Korea
      Feb 11, 2008 arson
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  • Feb 11, 2008 arson - South Korea
      Feb 11, 2008 arson
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Namdaemun, literally "south big gate" is one of the original ancient city gates. The area around this impressive landmark has recently been renovated and it's now easier to get near it for a walk regardless of the abundant vehicle traffic.
Nearby Namdaemun market is Korean National Reasure # 1, a spot where trading is being carried out for over a thousand years. Trading here is organized in shifts and it's a busy place around the clock, as well as motor traffic around it.

Update Feb 11, 2008
Today an arson caused the destruction of Namdaemun, its 600-years old wooden roof collapsed. Officials say it will take some three years to complete an estimated 20+ million dollar rebuild.

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  • Updated Feb 12, 2008
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