Introduction

Sungnyemun Gate is Korea’s National Treasure No. 1, and its unofficial name is Namdaemun Gate. Sungnyemun Gate is the largest castle gate stone structure with an arched entrance in the middle. There’s a column on top of a platform, raising the roof, distinguishing the upper stories and lower stories of the building. Passageways for traffic are located at the east and west ends of the gate. Different from the other gates, Sungnyemun Gate’s tablet has its name written vertically.

On February 10, 2008, Sungnyemun was destroyed by fire. After a 5-year reconstruction work, the gate was re-opened to the public again as of May 4, 2013.

 

Address: 

40, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul[Google Map]

 

Closed: 

Mondays

 

 

Homepage: 

www.junggu.seoul.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

 

 

How To Use

 

Parking Facilities: 

Not available

 

 

Transportation

 

[Subway]
Seoul Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 4, Airport Line), Exit 4.

City Hall Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 2), Exit 8.

 

 

Additional Info

 

Admission Fees: 

Free

 

Restrooms: 

Not available

 

tel: +82-2-779-8547

zipcode: 04528

infocenter: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-779-8547

usetime: 09:00-18:00
June-August: 09:00–18:30
December-February: 09:00-17:30

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