Well that sucks.

Namdaemun, Seoul’s 600-year old gate, was destroyed by arson. I’m glad I got to see it before this outrage happened.


This is what’s left.  (AP photo)

Seoul Namdaemun Burned

One bit of bright news: The firefighters were able to rescue the gate’s wooden name tablet.  (Yonhap News photo)

Seoul Namdaemun Tablet

The characters were written by Yangnyeongdaegun, brother of King Sejong the Great, probably in the 1440s.


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3 Responses to “Namdaemun”

  1. Nicole Says:

    totally destroyed? good grief, that does indeed suck………

  2. kevinjames Says:

    The stone half of the gate is intact, but the top is ruined. I’ve added a picture and some more news.

  3. Nicole Says:

    that is such a sad picture – but thanks for posting it – definitely tells what did indeed happen.

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