Excavation and Research for Restoring Gwanghwamun Gate’s Woldae Begins

The Ganghwa National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage kicked off the excavation and research for restoring the Gwanghwamun Gate’s lost Woldae on September 1 through the end of the year.
This excavation and research are part of the ‘Gyeongbokgung Palace’s Gwanghwamun Gate Woldae Restoration and Surrounding Area Maintenance Project,’ co-hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Cultural Heritage Administration from 2018 to 2023. It aims to identify the exact size and structure of Gwanghwamun Woldae and find data for restoration. The institute has been conducting excavation surveys for the restoration of the Gyeongbokgung Palace since 1990 to revive the historicity of the Gyeongbokgung Palace, damaged and distorted under Japanese colonial rule.
The Royal Palaces and Tombs Center of the Cultural Heritage Administration said after the completion of the excavation survey by the Ganghwa National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, it aims to restore the Gwanghwamun Woldae and open to the public by 2023.