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Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Reopening of Sungnyemun

                                               Video Credit : Cultural Heritage Administration

Namdaemun officially known as the Sungnyemun is the most important gate of the four great gates at the Seoul which were built in the Joseon Dynasty. It is situated due south central city and was the main entrance to the capital. Sungnyemun was built in September 1396 as a part of the city wall and being completed in February 1398. After torned by a fire in year 2008, now public can see this historical gate again after being rebuilt and restored for five years and three months and accomplished in 30th April 2013. The Republic of Korea's president Park Geun-hye lead the opening ceremony.

 Address : 40, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul Korean : 서울특별시 중구 세종대로 40 (남대문로4가)

Photo Credits : 대한민국 청와대

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