Posted by: rbbadger | August 19, 2010

Gwanghwamun reopened

Since I came to Korea, Gwanghwamun, the main entrance into Seoul’s Gyeongbok Palace has been under renovation.  For the 65th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japan, the newly renovated gate was unveilied to the public.  Seoul has happily recovered one of her prime landmarks and the result is stunning.

This gate was destroyed in the Korean War, hastily rebuilt in the 1960s, though not in its original location during the Park Chung-hee years.  The gate has now been returned to its original location and totally rebuilt.

Robert Koehler, an editor and photographer for Seoul magazine has taken some mightily impressive photos.  You can see them by clicking here.



  1. Those pictures almost look unreal. Nice!

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