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  • Part of the demolished concrete of Gwanghwamun Gate 01
  • Materials from the Previous Gwanghwamun Gate.

    This concrete gate piece was removed in 2006.

  • Part of the demolished framework of the Japanese Government–General of Korea 02
  • Materials from Japanese Colonial Government-Gen eral Building

    Built in 1926, the Government-General Building was demolished in 2006.

  • Enlarged “Suseon Jeondo” (Overall Map of Seoul) and fountain 03
  • Suseon jeondo(the old Seoul map) Fountain

    The 19th Century map of Seoul forms the design of the fountain.

  • A stone figure from a royal family tomb in Unhyeongung Palace 04
  • Stone Figures Donated by Unhyeongung Palace family

    These stones figures usually stood in front of the tombs of royal family.

  • Bell pavilion foundation stones from a four-way intersection on Jong-ro 05
  • Bell Pavilion Foundation Stones

    Foundation Stones of the Bell Pavilion at Jongno intersection in early Joseon Period were unearthed in 1972 during subway construction.

  • A stone figure placed in front of a tomb 06
  • Stone Figures of Civil Officials

    Stone figures of civil officials stood in front of tombs.

  • A memorial stone of Prince Eunsin, grandfather of Heungseon Daewongun 07
  • Monument of Prince Eunsingun

    The monument is for Eunsingun Yi Jin (1755-1771), the 4th son of Crown Prince Sado who is the grandfather of Heungseon Daewongun.

  • A restoration sculpture of a tram manufactured in the 1930s 08
  • Street Car No.381 (Registered Cultural Property No.467)

    This street car operated in Seoul in the 1930s.

  • Part of remnants of licensed shops from the Joseon dynasty 09
  • Stele Excavated in Seoul

    This stele was unearthed Hyeonseok-dong, Mapo-gu District in 2013.

  • A memorial stone of Prince Imperial Heungchin, eldest son of Heungseon Daewongun 10
  • Structural Remnants of Government-licensed Shops

    Remains of the stores were unearthed at Jongno 1-ga in 2004.

  • A memorial stone of Prince Yeongseon and Lee Woo, grandsons of Heungseon Daewongun 11
  • Stone Banisters from Overpass

    Parts from the overpass between Changgyeonggung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine.

  • Part of a stone figure used for placing censers in front of a tomb 12
  • Monument of King Heungchin

    King Heungchin Yi Jae-Myeon (1845-1912) was the first born of Heungseon Daewongun and the older brother of King Gojong.

  • A stone lantern and stone posts to put in front of a tomb 13
  • Monuments of Prince Yeongseon and Yi Wu

    These monuments are for Heungseon Daewongun’s grandson Prince Yeongseon Yi Jun-yong (1870-1917) and Heungseon’s great grandson Yi Wu (1912-1945).

  • A five-story stone pagoda from the Goryeo dynasty 14
  • Incense Burner Tables

    These stone tables usually stand in front of the tomb for placing an incense burner.

  • A tombstone excavated from Hyeonseok-dong, Mapo-gu 15
  • Stone Lantern and Stone Pillar

    A pair of stone lanterns and pillars usually stand in front of the tomb to ward off evil spirits.

  • Part of the overpass that connected Changgyeonggung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine 16
  • 5-story Stone Pagoda

    This stone pagoda takes the style of the Goryeo era (918-1392).

  • Part of the inscriptions on the demolished Ahyeon, Hongje and Seodaemun Overpasses 17
  • Nameplates of overpassess in Ahyeon-dong, Seodaemun and Hongje-dong

    Overpasses were first built in the late 1960s in a bid to settle transportation problems experienced by Seoul. The first overpass in Ahyeon-dong was built in 1968. It was followed by those built in Seodaemun (1971) and Hongje-dong (1974). They helped vehicles run without having to wait at traffic signs. By the 2000s, they became dilapidated, areas along them became the slums, and they came to stand in the way of bus-only lanes in the middle of the road. Thus, they came to be demolished.

  • Part of the inscriptions on the Bokcheonggyo and Souigyo Bridges 18
  • Nameplates of Bokcheonggyo bridge and Souigyo bridge

    Bokcheonggyo Bridge (original names: Hyejeonggyo Bridge or Hyegyo Bridge) used to be located at the place, where Samcheongdongcheon Stream flows into Jongno. It was first built as a stone bridge during the stream repair work in 1412 (the 12th year of King Taejong’s reign)and replaced with a concrete bridge in 1926 during the colonial period, with the name changed to Bokcheonggyo. This stone marker is thought to be an indication structure set up at that time. Souigyo is one of the bridges over the Manchocheon Stream, which used to flow into the Hangang River. The stream was also called Muakcheon, Galwolcheon, and Deongkullae. Most of the section of the stream has been covered with concrete, except for the 100m section between Namyeong Station and Yongsan Station. The stone marker of Souigyo Bridge was recently found in a sewage pipeline in Cheongpa-ro.