Dongnimmun Gate

독립문

Dongnimmun Gate

Dongnipmun Gate (Independence Gate) was constructed in 1898 through the initiative of Dr. So Jae-pil. It was built on the site of Yongunmun Gate, which had been the symbol for the submissive diplomacy of Korea. With a desire towards inspiring the spirit of independence, Yongunmun Gate was demolished and in its place, Dongnimmun Gate, resembling Paris’ Arch of Triumph, was built. In 1979, Dongnipmun Gate was moved 70 meters northwest of the original site due to construction of Seongsandae-ro Road.

Information

Homepage

http://parks.seoul.go.kr

Address

Dongnimmun, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul-si

Inquiries

+82-2-330-1301, +82-2-364-4686

Operating Hours

24 hours

Closed

N/A (Open all year round)

Subway

Euljiro 3-ga Station (Line 3)→Dongnimmun Station (Line 3) Exit 3.

Go straight for 5min

*Time Required about 25min

Jongno 3-ga Station (Line 5)→Seodaemun Station (Line 5) Exit 3.

Go straight for 16min

*TimeRequired about 38min

Taxi

Cheonggyecheonno(0.7km)→Sajingno(1.8km)→Tongillo(0.7km)

*Time Required about 16min

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