Sungnyemun before and after
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South Korea reopens landmark Sungnyemun gate to public

A 600-year old gate, considered to be one of South Korea's greatest national treasures, has been reopened to the public after it was partly destroyed by fire.

Officially called Sungnyemun, or Gate of Exalted Ceremonies, the gate had served as the main entrance to the city when Seoul became Korea's capital.

Peter Dobbie reports.

  • 04 May 2013
  • From the section Asia