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Potong Gate, Pyongyang | by iancowe
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Potong Gate, Pyongyang

Potong Gate (보통문 | 普通門) is the former western gate of Pyongyang, North Korea, from when the city was surrounded by walls.

 

It's current form dates from 1473, however the wooden pavilion was rebuilt in 1955 following the destruction of Pyongyang during the Korean War (1950-53).

 

Picture taken during a visit to North Korea in 2002.

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Taken on July 29, 2020