Potongmun

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Potongmun
Potongmun
Chosŏn'gŭl 보통문
Hancha 普通門
Revised Romanization Botongmun
McCune–Reischauer Pot'ongmun

Potong Gate is the western gate of the inner complex of the walled city of Pyongyang (Pyongyang Castle). It was originally built in the sixth century [1] as an official Koguryo construction, and was later rebuilt in 1473. It features a granite base topped by a two-story pavilion. The gate's pavilion was destroyed by American bombings during the destruction of Pyongyang in Korean War, but was later reconstructed in 1955.

It is listed as National Treasures #3 in North Korea.

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  1. ^ "Pothong Gate". Naenara. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 

Coordinates: 39°01′38″N 125°44′30″E / 39.02722°N 125.74167°E / 39.02722; 125.74167