Namdaemun, the Great South Gate, was originally built in 1398. Though designated National Treasure No. 1, one finds it hard to believe that the once-mighty Joseon dynasty forefathers rest well knowing it now festoons one of the busiest traffic circles in Seoul. Regardless, a magnificent structure.
These serious-looking gents are charged with circling the mighty gate on foot while keeping a stern eye out for marauders and infidels. We rated only a sideways glance and a half-smile.