Dong Dae Mun (Big East Gate), Seoul

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Dongdaemun or ‘Great East Gate’, is one of eight such gates in Seoul. Meaning “Great East Gate,” it was so named because it was the major eastern gate in the wall that surrounded Seoul during the Joseon Dynasy period. The entire area is also known by the same name and contains a massive market area. Once a traditional market, today you can find everything and anything.

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  1. Totally off topic, but I just discovered that the Korean way of telling someone their fly is down, is to say “Your Namdaemun is open.” Yeah, the Big South Gate is open. Clever, right? 😉 Hahahahaha.

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