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Dongnimmun Gate
  • Dongnimmun Gate
  • In June 1898, the Independence Club decided to build a structure symbolizing the country’s independence at the site of Yeongeunmun Gate (where Chinese envoys used to be received). The 14.28m-high, 11.48m-wide structure was built in imitation of the Arc de Triomphe de l‘ Étoile (Triumphal Arch) in Paris with funds raised by the said club. Korean engineer Sim Eui-seok supervisedg the work, which was carried out by Chinese workers, using 1,850 granite stones measuring 45 x 30cm.
  • It was transferred to its current location due to the construction of Seongsan Highway in 1979.
  • Historic Site No. 32 (designated in January 1963)
  • Location: 941 Hyeonjeo-dong, Seodaemun-gu
  • ※ Transportation - Five minutes’ walk from Exit 4 of Dongnimmun Gate Station, Line 3
    Closed : Open 24/7, 365 days a year
    Contact : 02-330-1121