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Naksan Mountain

On June 23, 2011 By
Naksan Mountain

Naksan Mountain / park is located near Hyehwa station on line 4. It is located inside the Seoul Fortress Wall and the mountain’s beauty was enjoyed by the Jeseon Royal family. During the Japanese occupation of Korea most of the mountain was destroyed to make way for urban planning. On June 10th, 2002  Naksan was [...]

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Dongdaemun Stadium

On June 23, 2011 By
Dongdaemun Stadium

Dongdaemun Stadium was located in downtown Seoul. It was demolished on December 18th, 2007 to make way for the Dongdaemun History and Culture Park.

Before the stadium was built it was the location of Seoul Fortress wall and Hadomateo (a military camp [...]

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Heunginjimun Gate

On June 23, 2011 By

Heunginjimun Gate is located in Dongdaemun in Seoul.  Heunginjinmun Gate was the East Gate of the capital Seoul and built in 1398. The current Heunginjimun Gate was rebuilt in 1869. At that time, four large gates and four small gates were built in the fortress walls surrounding the city. The gatehouse is a two story [...]

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Dongdaemun History and Culture Park

Dongdaemun History and Culture Park is being built as a historical and cultural theme park where Seoul’s history comes to life. The park’s site was the location of the Seoul Fortress wall and Hadomateo (a military camp site) in the Jeseon Dynasty. Then in 1925, as the invasion of Japan’s Imperial Army was in full [...]

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The Seoul Fortress wall built 1397 as protection from invaders and show the boundaries of the city. The wall stretches 18.2km but most of it has been destroyed over the years during the Japanese invasion and Korean War. The government is currently trying to restore most of the wall.

We started our journey [...]

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