South Korea : Sungnyemun Gate (Namdaemun Gate), Seoul

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Apr 18, 2014
Fri, 7:31 PM GMT +9

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. It is one of the three gates of Seoul.

Namdaemun was build in 1398 before being rebuilt in 1447 during King Sejong the Great’s rule.

This is a 5 year reconstruction work as this gate was destroyed in a fire in 2008 due to arson. Ironically, Sungnyemun’s name means fire.

Imagine all the effort to return this gate to its former glory.

 

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