List of gates in Korea

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This List of Gates in Korea consists of all gates, past and present, found in North and South Korea. It is arranged alphabetically by official name (if known), and is incomplete.

Gates in North and South Korea[edit]

Official Name Alternate Names City, Country Notes Image
Bukammun

(북암문)

North Secret Gate

Suwon,

South Korea

North Secret Gate of Hwaseong Fortress.
Bukammun Gate, Suwon, Korea
Changnyongmun

(창룡문)

Dongmun

East Gate

Suwon,

South Korea

East Gate of Hwaseong Fortress.
Changryongmun Gate, Suwon, Korea
Changuimun

(창의문, 彰義門)

Showing the Correct Thing Gate

Buksomun

(북소문)

North Small Gate

North West Gate

Jahamun

Seoul,

South Korea

Originally built in 1396.

Gatehouse was burned down in 1592, and rebuilt in 1740.

Changuimun Gate, Seoul, Korea
Chilsongmun Pyongyang,

North Korea

The northern gate in walled city of Pyongyang.

Originally built in 6th century.

National treasure #18 of North Korea.

Daehanmun Seoul,

South Korea

The main gate of Deoksugung Palace.
Dongammun

(동암문)

East Secret Gate

Suwon,

South Korea

East Secret Gate of Hwaseong Fortress.
Dongammun Gate, Suwon, Korea
Dongnimmun

(독립문, 獨立門)

Independence Gate Seoul,

South Korea

Constructed in 1896-97.

Relocated in 1979.

Located in Seodaemun Independence Park

Independence Gate, Seoul, Korea
Donuimun

(돈의문, 敦義門)

Loyalty Gate

Seodaemun

(서대문)

West Great Gate

Seoul,

South Korea

Originally built in 1396.

No longer exists.

Torn down in 1915 during the Japanese colonial period.[1]

Donuimun Gate, Seoul, Korea


Gaeseonmun

(개선문, 凱旋門)

Arch of Triumph Pyongyang,

North Korea

Built in 1982.

Commemorates Korean resistance against Japanese rule.

Gaeseonmun Gate, Pyongyang, North Korea
Geonchunmun Seoul,

South Korea

The east gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Geunjeongmun Seoul,

South Korea

The third inner gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Gwanghuimun

(광희문, 光熙門)

Bright Light Gate

Namsomun

(남소문)

South Small Gate

South East Gate

Seoul,

South Korea

Originally built in 1396.

Rebuilt 1711-1719.

Largely destroyed during the Korean War, but restored in 1976.[2]

Gwanghuimun Gate, Seoul, Korea
Gwanghwamun

(광화문, 光化門)

Seoul,

South Korea

Originally built in 1395.

The south and main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Gwanghwamun Gate, Seoul, Korea
Heunginjimun

(흥인지문, 興仁之門)

Rising Benevolence Gate

Dongdaemun

(동대문)

East Great Gate

Seoul,

South Korea

Originally built 1398.

Originally called Heunginmun (slightly different from present name).

Present construction dates from 1869.[3]

Heunginjimun Gate, Seoul, Korea
Heungnyemun Seoul,

South Korea

The second inner gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Hwahongmun

(화홍문)

Buksumun

North Water Gate

Suwon,

South Korea

North Water Gate of Hwaseong Fortress.
Hwahongmun Water Gate, Suwon, Korea
Hwaseomun

(화서문)

West Gate Suwon,

South Korea

West Gate of Hwaseong Fortress.
Hwaseomun Gate, Suwon, Korea
Hyehwamun

(혜화문, 惠化門)

Distribution of Wisdom Gate

Dongsomun

(동소문)

East Small Gate Honghwamn

Seoul,

South Korea

Originally built in 1396.

Originally called Honghwamun.[4]

Destroyed during the Japanese colonial period, but restored in 1992.

Hyehwamun Gate, Seoul, Korea
Jangammun

(장안문)

Bungmun

North Gate

Suwon,

South Korea

North Gate of Hwaseong Fortress.
North Gate, Suwon, Korea
Jeonsungmun

(전승문, 戰勝門)


Bukmun

(북문)

North Gate

Seongnam,

South Korea

North Gate of Namhansanseong Fortress.
North Gate of Namhansanseong, Seongnam, Korea
Jihwamun

(지화, 至和門)


Nammun

(남문)

South Gate

Seongnam,

South Korea

South Gate of Namhansanseong Fortress.
South Gate of Namhansanseong, Seongnam, Korea
Joaikmun

(좌익문, 左翼門)


Dongmun

(동문)

East Gate

Seongnam,

South Korea

East Gate of Namhansanseong Fortress.
East Gate of Namhansanseong, Seongnam, Korea
Namdaemun

(남대문)

South Great Gate

Kaesong,

North Korea

South gate of the old walled city of Kaesong.

Originally constructed between 1391 and 1393.

Listed among the National Treasures of North Korea.

Namdaemun Gate in Kaesong
Namsumun

(남수문)

South Floodgate

Suwon,

South Korea

South Floodgate of Hwaseong Fortress.

No longer exists. Destroyed in 1922.

Paldalmun

(팔달문)

Nammun

(남대문)

South Gate

Suwon,

South Korea

South gate of Hwaseong Fortress.
Paldalmn Gate, Suwon, Korea
Potongmun

(보통문, 普通門)

Pyongyang,

North Korea

West gate of the old walled city of Pyongyang.

Originally constructed in the 6th century.

Listed as #3 among the National Treasures of North Korea.

Pungnammun

(보통문, 普通門)

Jeonju,

South Korea

The South Gate of Jeonju.
Pungnammun Gate, Jeonju, South Korea
Seoammun

(서암문)

West Secret Gate

Suwon,

South Korea

West Secret Gate of Hwaseong Fortress.
Seoammun Gate, Suwon, Korea
Seonam Ammun

(서남암문)

South-West Secret Gate

Suwon,

South Korea

South-West Secret Gate of Hwaseong Fortress.
Seonam Ammun Gate, Suwon, Korea
Sinmumun Seoul,

South Korea

The north gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Souimun

(소의문, 昭義門)

Promotion of Justice Gate

Seosomun

(서소문)

West Small Gate Sodeongmun

South West

Seoul,

South Korea

Originally built in 1396.

Originally called Sodeongmun. No longer exists.

Torn down in 1914 during the Japanese colonial period.

Souimun Gate historical image, Seoul, Korea
Sukjeongmun

(숙정문, 肅靖門)

Rule Solemnly Gate

Bukdaemun

(북대문)

North Great Gate

Seoul,

South Korea

Originally built in 1396.

Originally called Sukcheongmun.

Sukjeongmun Gate, Seoul, Korea
Sungnyemun

(숭례문, 崇禮門)

Exalted Ceremonies Gate

Namdaemun

(남대문)

South Great Gate

Seoul,

South Korea

Originally built in 1398.

Heavily damaged by fire in 2008.

Currently being restored (2012).

Korea-Seoul-Namdaemun-Sungnyemun-11
Taedongmun

(대동문, 大同門)

Great East Gate

Pyongyang,

North Korea

East gate of the old walled city of Pyongyang.

Originally constructed in the 6th century.

Listed as #4 among the National Treasures of North Korea.

Taedongmun Gate, Pyongyang, North Korea
Wooikmun

(우익문, 右翼門)


Seomun

(서문)

West Gate

Seongnam,

South Korea

West Gate of Namhansanseong Fortress.
West Gate of Namhansanseong, Seongnam, Korea
Yeonchumun Seoul,

South Korea

The west gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Yeongeunmun

(迎恩門)

Seoul,

South Korea

Only remnants of this gate remain.

Located in Seodaemun Independence Park.

Yeongeunmun-Inwang

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ / "Seoul City to Restore Ancient West Gate" Check |url= value (help). Chosun Ilbo.
  2. ^ "Gwanghuimun Gate". Exploring Korea.
  3. ^ "Heunginjimun Gate". Exploring Korea.
  4. ^ "Hyehwamun Gate (Honghwamun Gate)". Visit Korea.