Jeonju Korea Pungnammun Gate

Jeonju Korea Pungnammun Gate

Jeonju Korea Pungnammun Gate

The next stop in my trek across Korea was the town of Jeonju. I arrived at night and the next morning I started my sightseeing at Pungnammun Gate. Also known as Pugnam Gate, this used to be the southern entrance to Jeonju. Pungnammun Gate was first built in 1338 as part of the walls surrounding Jeonju but it has been destroyed and rebuilt multiple times since then and today it is the only remaining gate from the old fortress. Like Paldalmun Gate in Suwon and Sungnyemun Gate in Seoul, Pungnammun Gate is now in the middle of a traffic circle. I crossed the street to see if I could get inside or on top of the gate but it was closed to the public when I was there.

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