Of the Four Great Gates (Sukjeongmun, Namdaemun, Dongdaemun, and Seodaemun), established by King Taejo in 1396, Sukjeongmun is called the north gate.
Located to the north of Seoul, this gate, with Gyeongbokgung Palace in the center and Changaemun (Jahamun) to the right, make up the wings of the north gate. Due to the possible danger of the area being damaged from all the pedestrians, the king in 1413 planted pine trees and prohibited passing this area. Henceforth, Sukjeongmun became a scenic walkway until the North Korean Communist infiltration of 1968, which prohibited the passing of all civilians.
The reopening of Sukjeongmun in April of 2006 has led to the opening of Bugaksan Mountain in April of 2007 and is in the process of dividing it into 3 courses. Bugaksan Mountain has been kept well-preserved due to a long period of restriction in this area, and if you climb the mountain, you will be able to see all of Seoul.
1, Daesagwan-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul[Google Map]
Open all year round
How To Use
* Sukjeongmun Resting Area
Hanseong University (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 6.
Take either the 1111 or the 2112 bus.
Get off Jongjeom (Myeongsu School) → Walk for 10mins.
* Malbawi Rest Area
Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2.
Take the green bus Jong-no #2. Get off at Jongjeom (Seongyun University Back Gate) → Walk for 10mins. → from Waryong Park, follow the palace walls for another 20mins.
Hyehwa Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 1.
Take the green bus Jong-no #8 and get off at Jongjeom (Myeongryun line 3) → Walk for 10mins → from Waryong Park, follow the palace walls for another 20mins.
* Changaemun Resting Area
Gyeongbukgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 3.
Take the green bus 0212, 1020, or 7022 and get off at Mungogae and walk for 2mins.
Tour Course Information:
- Malbawi Resting Place ~ Changuimun Resting Place: 2 hours
Malbawi Resting Place(Waryong Park) → Sukjeongmun → Gokjang → Cheongundae → Baegangmaru → Changuimun
- Hongnyeonsa Resting Place ~ Changuimun Resting Place: 2 hours
Hongnyeonsa Resting Place → Sukjeongmun → Gokjang → Cheongundae → Baegangmaru(Top of Mt. Bugak) → Changuimun
- Changuimun Resting Place ~ Malbawi Resting Place: 2 hours
Changuimun → Baegangmaru → Cheongundae → Gokjang → Sukjeongmun → Malbawi Resting Place
infocenter: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
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usetime: May-August 07:00-19:00
March, April, September & October 07:00-18:00
* Last admission is two hours before closing