Gate Guard Performance
Guard is defending the castle of capital city and was one of the important military honours ritual in Joseon
dynasty period. Defending capital city was the most important issue in Joseon dynasty period and it has
been emerged as a serious problem especially during the reign of King Seonjo by experiencing Japanese
invasions of Korea, Manchu Invasion, and etc. Guard Performance is military honours ritual in Joseon
dynasty period connection gate opening ceremony around 10pm and around 4am, patrol ceremon and
etc, and is just important ceremony as guarding royal palace in consideration of position and role among
the central military system.
It was the main gate of casttle surroungding capital city Hanyang ing Joseon dynasty, the original
name is Sungnyemun gate, and was also called Namdaemun gate as it is located in south.
It its No.1 national treasure of Korea and is the oldest remaining among wooden buildings in current
Seoul as it was initially started to built in the 5th year of King Taejo's reign(1396) and completed in the
7th year of King Taejo's reign(1398). Thisi building was rebuilt in the 30th year of the King Sejong's reign
(1488) and has been proved that there was also a big construction in the 10th year of King Seongjong
(1479) while dismantling and repairing from 1961 to 1963.
Since then, it has received extensive damage in Feb, 10th 2008 by Sungnyemun gate fireproof fire,
2nd floor roof of a tower has beent collapsed and part of 1st floor roof has been destroyed by fire,
and it has been opened to the public since May 4th 2013 by completion of 5year and 2month long
|10:00 ~ 12:00
13:00 ~ 16:30
|巡逻及交接仪式表演||11:38 ~ 11:40||德寿宫守门军巡逻||为崇礼门表演德寿宫守门军（31人）移动|
|11:40 ~ 11:44||交接仪式表演及照相时间||守门军与把守军确认军号与身份后照相时间|
|11:44 ~ 11:46||吹打演奏及旗手位置交接||守门军与把守军确认军号与身份后巡逻南大门市场|