Posted by: rbbadger | March 25, 2009

Korean gates, Chinese gates

One thing which is very much a feature of the traditional architecture of Korea and China are gates.  They do look a bit different from each other.  Korean ones tend to be made of wood and are generally adorned with Chinese characters.  Each gate and each building generally has a plaque telling you what building it is.  This is at Gyeongbuk Palace.


In Incheon, we have a Chinatown, the only one of its kind in Korea.  Some of the Chinese people living here are actually Korean, having come from the Yanbian Autonomous Region near North Korea.  And some of them are ethnically Chinese as well.  Incheon was the site of General McArthur’s famous landing which turned the tide in the Korean War.




  1. There is big differences between Korea and China. Korea and Japan gate looks very similar.

  2. Korean and Chinese gates are very very different.

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