Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Take a walk through Gwanghwamun Square, a pedestrianized urban space marked by a fountain, statues, and surrounding architectural highlights. Opened in 2009 as part of a wider environmentally friendly renovation project, the square acts as a meeting and sightseeing spot in the center of town, with its main fountain offering a particularly scenic aspect to the downtown area. Monuments include a statue of the famous naval commander, Admiral Yi Sun-Sin, and one of King Sejong the Great, a revered ruler who was instrumental in the propagation of the Hangul alphabet. For Gwanghwamun Square and beyond, use our Seoul tourist route planner to get the most from your Seoul vacation.
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Situated near the both important business centers, transport hubs and tourists sites, you'll wind up here eventually. A picture of the statue of King Sejong is a must-do on a tourist's trip to Seoul. ... read more »
My grandparents used to live about a mile away from what's now Gwanghwamun Square so I visit this area for sentimental reasons, but I just love the look and feel of walking down the square (which is m... read more »
Centrally located, nice place to relax and watch the world pass by. Often packed during shows and performances!
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