We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
This gate was constructed in 1395 as the main entrance from the majestic Sejong Boulevard into Kyongbuk Palace. Three arched gates and a two-story pavilion are typical of the architectural design of that period. Completely reconstructed after years...more
I loved starting here then heading to the shopping street. It's huge and majestic. I hadn't seen the castles yet, so this impressed me maybe more than it should. Kind of a pain you have to cross the street to get there, but well worth...More
This gate is located at the South end of Gyeongbokgung Palace and where the guards are stationed for the Changing of the Guard Ceremony. There is no admission fee to pass through the Gwanghwamun Gate to observe the Changing of the Guard Ceremony.
The southern gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Some parts such as a banner, roofs and paçade might be old, probably. But, it looked quite new overall. I would've liked it better if bricks looked old.
The southern and the main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Lots of...More
The gate connecting the palace with the Gwanghwamun square - this gate is similar to hundreds others. Nothing too great about it but I liked these Korean gates built at a lot of places. Shows the history of Korea though they seem to have been...More
The building are really old and have a historical-cultural look that really mesmerizing. At the end of the journey, you might have wanted to have another round of it. You'll feel mysterious and full of curiosity on the amazing structure and allocation of building there.
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighbourhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue
behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.