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Sungnyemun re-opens five years after arson

NamdaemunSungnyemun, 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.

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Korea’s National Treasure #1 repairs near completion (Easy to Learn Korean 79)

숭례문 Sungnyemun (also known as 남대문 Namdaemun)

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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.