Gwanghwamun Gate

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  • Address: 161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +82-237003904
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

This marvelous piece of architecture is the main gate for the Gyeongbukgung palace. It is made fully of granite and dates back to 1395. Its name literally means ‘May the light of enlightenment blanket the world’. It was built during the Joseon dynasty but was later destroyed during the Japanese occupation of Korea. The result was that the gate had to be rebuilt entirely in concrete in 1968. Notice how the entrance resembles a rainbow.

Entrance Ticket Details For Gwanghwamun Gate

  • Visitors can visit the gate for free of charge. Ticket Prices are applicable for the Palace only.

Gwanghwamun Gate Hours

  • The gate can be viewed from outside at all times. To visit from the inside, the timings for Gyeongbokgung Palace will be applicable.

How to Reach Gwanghwamun Gate

  • Nearest subway: Gyeonbokgung at Jeokseon-dong

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  • Gwanghwamun Gate Address: 161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Gwanghwamun Gate Contact Number: +82-237003904
  • Gwanghwamun Gate Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Gwanghwamun Gate: 00:30 Mins
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  • 6.64% of people who visit Seoul include Gwanghwamun Gate in their plan

  • 41.38% of people start their Gwanghwamun Gate visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Gwanghwamun Gate

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gwanghwamun Gate

People normally club together Heunginjimun and Gwangan Bridge while planning their visit to Gwanghwamun Gate.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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