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Dongnipgwan (Independence Hall)
  • Dongnimgwan
  • This building was used to hold reception and departure banquets for delegations of Chinese envoys during the Joseon Period.
  • By 1894 it had fallen into disuse and neglect, so the Independence Club refurbished the building in May 1987. The Crown Prince (later King Sunjong) presented a hanging board containing three characters “Dong-nip-gwan (Independence Hall).”The building was used as a gathering place for the Independence Club until it was torn down at the command of the Japanese imperialists.
  • The restored wooden building is currently situated within Dongnipmun Park, about 350m away from its original location, and houses the mortuary tablets of martyred patriots and various exhibition rooms.