Habitat Asia: Seoul, Korea

Dongdaemun means {quote}Great East Gate,{quote} so named because it was the major eastern gate in the wall that surrounded Seoul during the Joseon Dynasty. The gate was built by King Taejo in 1396, and was renovated in 1453 and 1869.
Seoul, Korea, July 24, 2010

Dongdaemun means "Great East Gate," so named because it was the major eastern gate in the wall that surrounded Seoul during the Joseon Dynasty. The gate was built by King Taejo in 1396, and was renovated in 1453 and 1869.