Dongdaemun History and Culture Park

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Mary and I got together for lunch and went to see Dongdaemun (동대문), Seoul’s east gate.  Formally known as Seoul Heunginjimun (서울 흥인지문), the fortress gate was originally built in 1398 and rebuilt in 1869.

After a delicious lunch (we had Japanese), we took the subway from Sinchon to Dongdaemun History and Culture Park, which turned out not to be the stop closest to the gate itself.  We explored the park a bit and eventually made our way to the east gate, crossing Cheonggyecheon along the way.  On our way back, we stopped in at the museum in the park as well (mainly for the air conditioning).

That’s another item crossed off the list!

Lunch in Sinchon

My first ice cold udon!

Dongdaemun History & Culture Park


Dongdaemun / Heunginjimun

Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Museum



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