Hanyangdoseong Exhibition Hall

Northern Seoul

Adjacent to Hyehwamun, this former home of various mayors of Seoul was built in 1941 directly on top of the Seoul City Wall. It's now a Wall museum with a small cafe and garden, and a popular rest spot for walkers. The foundations of the house have been exposed on one side to reveal parts of the Wall.

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