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Date : 14-05-20 10:27
[notice] Seoul City Wall
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Seoul City Wall 


Seoul City Wall

The Seoul City Wall was originally built in 1396, surrounding Hanyang (present-day Seoul) during 
the Joseon Period (1392-1987). The wall stretches for 18.6km along the ranges of Bugaksan (Mt.), 
Naksan (Mt.), Namsan (Mt.), and Inwangsan(Mt.), and stands at average height of 7~8m. 

The Seoul City wall consisted of eight gates which were originally built between 1396-1398, but only 
six remain today. The North, South, East, and West gates of the wall are known as the “Four Great 
Gates” (Sukjeongmun, Heunginjimun, Sungnyemun, Dongeuimun), while the Northwest, Northeast, 
Southwest, and Southwest gates are known as the “Four Small Gates” (Changuimun, Hyehwamun, 
Gwanghwamun, Soeuimun). 
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