Sungnyemun, also known as Namdaemun (South Gate), re-opened to the public this weekend after being closed 5 years ago and undergoing $22 million of repairs. The gate is located in northern Seoul and was originally built in the 14th century.
After being nearly destroyed in 2008 by an arsonist seeking revenge against the government, the gate will re-open to the public this April. They’ve rebuilt it using traditional methods and seem to have improved security around it as well. I’ve been waiting a long time to take visitors here again.
(Image taken after the scaffolding was removed, credit Korea Times)
Full story at the Korea Times.