There were 4 main gates in Seoul, east, west, south and north.
I had posted reltating to the South gate.
There exist 3 gates until now.
West Main gate was destroyed by Japanese Imperialist.
At that time other gates were demolished. the destroyed gates were rebuilt after the Japanese Imperialist had been defeated.
In this time I'd like to post the East Gate. East gate has it's meaning like South gate.
East gate's meaning was the Perfect Virtue.
So the front board of the East gate was written "flourishing the perfect virtue gate"
East gate was built in 1396 first, and had been fixed several times.
Actually this is the sole gate have preserved fisrt shape.
It is the photo of 1904.
You can get to the East Gate easily. The gate is by the street. and you can enjoy walking aroung the gate
Around the east gate there are lots of morden building.
But traditional gate and mordern building are making beautiful harmony
The east gate looks authoritative, but felt the east gate very familiar for me to other gates.
The east gate have lived with common people throough history.
You can find the traces and scars of Korean War on the wall
It must be a machinegun.
Next time, I 'd like to post more detailed on the East gate