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Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul

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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. Make Gwanghwamun Square part of your personalized Seoul itinerary using our Seoul attractions planner.
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  • Workplace nose front goes out for a walk after lunch, sometimes. Sejong the great King Sejong to see exhibition hall is also the primer. I think when it comes to kids
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  • C ( 17.12.06 ) This square is Seoul's landmark, and many assembly is held. I think there is starting point for Seoul tour. Though there was not many things to enjoy, many attraction is located near th...  more »
  • It's square in sejongno!! We admire Yi Sun-sin in General. A statue of a Sejong the great, and there's the Golden Gate Bridge ~ ~!! It's a meaningful place
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