Taedong Gate

Standing in Taedongmun-dong of Central District, Pyongyang, it is one of typical gates of Korea in the middle ages.

It was built in the mid-6th century as the eastern gate of the inner walls of Pyongyang. The present gate was rebuilt in 1635 by preserving the traditional Korean style of building a castle gate.

It is all the more famous for the two plaques hanging in the gate, with inscriptions by Yang Sa On and Pak Wi, well-known calligraphers in the 16th century.

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